31. Januar 2017

Berlin Lunchtime Meeting

Impact of Migration on Income Levels in Advanced Economies


31. Januar 2017
12.00 - 13.00 Uhr


Schumpeter Saal
DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin


Florence Jaumotte

Presentation by Florence Jaumotte, International Monetary Fund

The presentation will examine the longer-term impact of migration on the GDP per capita of receiving advanced economies. Addressing carefully the risk of reverse causality, Florence Jaumotte will illustrate whys and wherefores of immigration increases the GDP per capita of host economies, mostly by raising labor productivity. Both high- and low-skilled migrants contribute, in part by complementing the existing skill set of the population. Finally, the gains from immigration appear to be broadly shared.

Moderation: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Schupp, DIW Berlin

Registration by email to: events@diw.de.


Florence Jaumotte is a senior economist in the IMF’s Research Department. She has worked in the Multilateral Surveillance Division and the World Economic Studies Division of the Research Department, as well as on a number of country teams. Her research has focused on labor market institutions and policies, income inequality, and open-economy macroeconomics. Previously, she has worked in the Economics Department of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris. She obtained her PhD in Economics from Harvard University.

Jürgen Schupp studied Economics and Sociology in Mainz and Frankfurt am Main. In February 2013 he was appointed as Director of Research Unit Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP). Since September 2013, Jürgen Schupp has held the position of Full Professor of Sociology with a focus on empirical social research at the Free University of Berlin in cooperation with DIW Berlin.

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