The NaWaCC project
The NaWaCC project is a three-year project funded by the French and the German research agencies (the ANR and the DFG). Its budget amounts to 385,978€. The project started in May 2018 and will end in April 2021.
France and Germany are two major countries of immigration in Europe. In 2010, foreign-born individuals represented 7.2% and 6.3% of their respective population. Although the economic situation in France and Germany differs a lot in the aftermath of the 2008 crisis (including different dynamics regarding inequality and unemployment) the recent increase in asylum demands and illegal immigration has raised a vivid debate on the strictness of immigration policies in both countries. The economic consequences of immigration, especially for native workers, are at the centre of this debate.
In three scientific work-packages, this project will investigate the impact of immigrant workers on natives’ jobs and wages. We will go beyond the existing literature by investigating why the impact of immigrants varies across countries.
Work-package 1. Labour market effects of immigrants, task allocation and production strategies
We will explore the mechanism underlying the labour market effects of immigrants by focusing on task allocation and production strategies within and across firms.
Work-package 2. Trade integration, immigration and wages: micro mechanisms and aggregate implications
We will investigate to what extent the impact of immigrants on natives’ wages is conditioned by trade integration. We will devote a special attention to the aggregate consequences of firm-level dynamics.
Work-package 3. Political determinants of immigration policy toward different groups of immigrants in the European Union
We will investigate what determines immigration policies toward different types of immigrants across European countries. We will analyse the interplays between immigration policies and labour market outcomes.
December 13-14, 2018: Miguel Cardoso from Brock University will present a paper titled “Accounting for Foreign-born Employees in a Firm’s Decision to Export” at the Kiel-Aarhus workshop.
December 5-11, 2018: Giulia Sabbadini from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) will visit the Kiel IfW.
October 16-November 30, 2018: Léa Marchal will visit the French Institute for Demographic Studies (INED)
October 11-12, 2018: Léa Marchal presented at the QICSS International Conference 2018 on Immigration’s Impact, Immigrant’s outcomes: New Results Using Business and Social Data a paper titled “Immigrants and firm export performance across destinations”.
September 21, 2018: Ding Xuan Ng from Johns Hopkins University presented a paper titled “Technological Unemployment and Occupational Mobility” at the Kiel IfW
September 3-7, 2018: Jérôme Héricourt & Clément Nedoncelle visited the Kiel IfW. Jérôme Héricourt presented a paper titled “International Transport costs: New Findings from modeling additive costs”.
July 8-14, 2018: Gianluca Orefice visited the University of California, Davis.
Research team funded by the ANR
Main partner organisation: Lille University & LEM-CNRS
- Pr. Dr. Jérôme Héricourt – Lille University & LEM-CNRS
- Dr. Clément Nedoncelle – AgroParisTech-INRA
- Dr. Gianluca Orefice – CEPII
- Pr. Dr. Giovanni Peri – University of California, Davis & NBER
Research team funded by the DFG
Main partner organisation: Department of Economics at Bielefeld University
- Pr. Dr. Giovanni Facchini – University of Nottingham
- Dr. Olivier Godart – Kiel IfW
- Dr. Léa Marchal – Bielefeld University & Kiel IfW
- Dr. Max Steinhardt – Helmut Schmidt University
- Pr. Dr. Gerald Willmann – Bielefeld University & Kiel IfW
For any question concerning the NaWaCC project, please contact Léa Marchal: lea[.]marchal[at]ifw[-]kiel[.]de