Immigrants and Firms&Apos; Outcomes: Evidence from France

@article{Mitaritonna2016ImmigrantsAF,
  title={Immigrants and Firms\&Apos; Outcomes: Evidence from France},
  author={Cristina Mitaritonna and Gianluca Orefice and Giovanni Peri},
  journal={Labor: Public Policy \& Regulation eJournal},
  year={2016}
}
In this paper we analyze the impact of an increase in the local supply of immigrants on firms’ outcomes, allowing for heterogeneous effects across firms. Using micro-level data on French manufacturing firms spanning the period 1995–2005, we show that a supply-driven increase in the share of foreign-born workers in a French departement (a small geographic area) increased the total factor productivity of firms in that departement. We also find this effect to be significantly stronger for firms… Expand
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