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fall2018@Paris
CEPII-EPFL WORKSHOP ON
“MIGRATION, INNOVATION AND KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY”
NOVEMBER 28, PARIS
LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

→ Gaétan de Rassenfosse (CDM, EPFL)

→ Gianluca Orefice (CEPII)

→ Gabriele Pellegrino (CDM, EPFL)

→ Hillel Rapoport (CEPII & PSE)

→ Biagio Speciale (CEPII & PSE)

VENUE & HOST

→ VENUE

CEPII is located in Paris, 20 Avenue de Ségur 75007; at walking distance from several metro stations: line 13 (Saint Francois Xavier), line 10 (Segur), line 6 (Cambronne) or line 8 (Ecole Militaire).

> How to get there
Public transport from Charles De Gaulle Airport : take the RER B direction Paris City Center, change at Saint-Michel Notre Dame station and take metro line 10 (direction Boulogne Porte de Saint-Cloud). Stop at Ségur station. See map below.
Public transport from Orly Airport : take Orlyval (connection from the airport terminal and RER B) and take the RER B direction Paris City Center, change at Denfert Rochereau and take metro line 6 (direction Charles de Gaulle Etoile). Stop at Cambronne station. See map below.
In taxi from Charles de Gaulle Airport approximately 60€, from Orly Airport approximately 50€.

→ HOST

The Centre d’Études Prospectives et d’Informations Internationales (CEPII) is the leading French think-tank for research and expertise on the world economy. It contributes to the policy making process through its independent in-depth analyses on international trade, migrations, macroeconomics and finance. The CEPII also produces databases and provides a platform for debate among academics, experts, practitioners, decision makers and other private and public stakeholders. Founded in 1978, the CEPII is part of the network coordinated by France Strategy, within the Prime Minister’s services.

KEYNOTE

→ WILLIAM KERR

William Kerr is the Dimitri V. D’Arbeloff – MBA Class of 1955 Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. Bill is the co-director of Harvard’s Managing the Future of Work initiative and the faculty chair of the Launching New Ventures program for executive education. He has received Harvard’s Distinction in Teaching award.
Bill focuses on how companies and economies explore new opportunities and generate growth. He considers the leadership and resources necessary to identify, launch and sustain dynamic and enduring organizations, and his recent work on Launching Global Ventures especially emphasized global opportunities. Bill is a recipient of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Prize Medal for Distinguished Research in Entrepreneurship.
Bill works with companies worldwide on the development of new ventures and transformations for profitable growth. He also advises governments about investments in the innovative capacities of their nations.

For more information, see his website here.

→ PHILIPPE AGHION

Philippe Aghion is a Professor at the College de France and at the London School of Economics, and a fellow of the Econometric Society and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His research focuses on the economics of growth. With Peter Howitt, he pioneered the so-called Schumpeterian Growth paradigm which was subsequently used to analyze the design of growth policies and the role of the state in the growth process. Much of this work is summarized in their joint books Endogenous Growth Theory (MIT Press, 1998) and The Economics of Growth (MIT Press, 2009), in his book with Rachel Griffith on Competition and Growth (MIT Press, 2006), and in his survey “What Do We Learn from Schumpeterian Growth Theory” (joint with U. Akcigit and P. Howitt.) In 2001, Philippe Aghion received the Yrjo Jahnsson Award of the best European economist under age 45, and in 2009 he received the John Von Neumann Award.

For more information, see his website here.

PROGRAMME

CEPII-EPFL WORKSHOP ON “MIGRATION, INNOVATION AND KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY”
NOVEMBER 28, CEPII, ROOM 2.115


09:00-09:15 —
Greetings
Sébastien Jean
, Director, CEPII (TBC)


09:15-10:30 —
Keynote Lecture 1:
Chair: Sébastien Jean, Director, CEPII
Speaker: Philippe Aghion, PSE et College de France


10:30-11:00 —
Coffee break


11:00-13:00 —
Session 1: Migration and innovation
Chair: Lionel Ragot

Paper 1: Katharina Candel-Haug (Ifo Institute): “Immigrants’ Contribution to Innovativeness: Evidence from a Non-Selective Immigration Country
Discussant:  Gabriele Pellegrino (EPFL)

Paper 2: Sari Pekkala Kerr (Wellesley College): “Immigrant Entrepreneurship in America: Evidence from Survey of Business Owners 2007 and 2012
Discussant: Léa Marchal (Kiel Institute for the World Economy)

Paper 3: Francesco Lissoni (University of Bordeaux): “Free Movement of Inventors: Open-Border Policy and Innovation in Switzerland
Discussant: Camilo Umana-Dajud (CEPII)


13:00-14:30 —
Lunch


14:30-16:30 —
Session 2: Migration, offshoring and productivity
Chair: Hillel Rapoport

Paper 1: William Olney (Williams College): “The Impact of Immigration on Firm-Level Offshoring
Discussant: Charlotte Emlinger (CEPII)

Paper 2: Orefice Gianluca (CEPII): “International Competitiveness and Migration: Diversity, Networks or Knowledge Diffusion?
Discussant: Stefanie Haller (University College Dublin)

Paper 3: Pierre-Luis Vèzina (King’s College): “Enemies of the People
Discussant: Gianluca Santoni (CEPII)


16:30-17:00 —
Coffee break


17:00-18:15 —
Keynote Lecture 2:
Chair: Christophe Destais, Deputy Director, CEPII
Speaker: William Kerr, Harvard Business School

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