Immigration and firms’ integration in international production networks

  title={Immigration and firms’ integration in international production networks},
  author={Peter H. Egger and Katharina Erhardt and Andrea Lassmann},
  journal={European Economic Review},

Migrants and Global Value Chains: Evidence from Dutch Firms

This paper examines the relationship between migrant workers and global value chain linkages using a rich employer-employee dataset from the Netherlands for 2010-2017. We merge the employer-employee

Migration and the Structure of Manufacturing Production. A View from Italian Provinces

What is the impact of immigration on the product mix of the receiving economy? To answer this question we exploit variation in the presence of immigrants across Italian provinces within the period

European Integration and the Trade-off between Offshoring and Immigration ∗

This paper investigates the link between East-West migration flows in Europe and global value chains after the 2004 European enlargement. We combine data from the European Labor Force Survey with the

Do migrants affect the local product mix? An analysis of the effects and underlying mechanisms

We study the impact of immigration on the product mix of the receiving economy by combining information on the local presence of immigrants with a highly detailed definition of the set of goods

When Immigrants Meet Exporters: A Reassessment of the Immigrant Wage Gap

We use French employer-employee data for the manufacturing sector from 2005 to 2015 to reassess the wage gap between native and foreign workers. In line with previous evidence, we find that immigrants

Greening through finance

Foreign Workers, Product Quality, and Trade: Evidence from a Natural Experiment

  • A. Ariu
  • Economics
    SSRN Electronic Journal
  • 2022
This paper shows that international labor mobility attenuates information frictions, and leads to higher-quality products, more trade, and more effective global value chains. Exploiting the variation

Immigrant Workers, Firm Export Performance and Import Competition

This paper investigates whether the employment of immigrant workers affects the performance of firms in their export markets when they are facing an increase in import competition. Exploiting the



Networks, Firms, and Trade

The Buyer Margins of Firms' Exports

We use highly disaggregated firm-level export data from Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Uruguay over the period 2005-2008 to provide a precise characterization of firms' export margins, across products,

The Margins of Global Sourcing: Theory and Evidence from U.S. Firms

This paper studies the extensive and intensive margins of firms' global sourcing decisions. We develop a quantifiable multi-country sourcing model in which heterogeneous firms self-select into

The Trade Creation Effect of Immigrants: Evidence from the Remarkable Case of Spain

There is abundant evidence that immigrant networks are associated with larger exports from the country where they settle to their countries of origin. The direction of causality of this association

Does immigrant employment matter for export sales? Evidence from Denmark

Immigration impacts on the economy in ample ways: it affects growth, wages and total factor productivity. This study deals with the effects of immigration on firm exports. Can firms benefit from

Immigrants and Firms' Productivity: Evidence from France

Immigrants may complement native workers, allow reallocation by skill in the firm and lower costs. These effects could be beneficial for the firm and increase its productivity and profits. However

Overcoming Informational Barriers to International Resource Allocation: Prices and Ties

Incomplete information in the international market creates difficulty in matching agents with productive opportunities and interferes with the ability of prices to allocate scarce resources across

Trade, Migration and Integration – Evidence and Policy Implications

This paper takes as its point of departure the unique position recently adopted by Swedish policymakers emphasising migration as a tool to increase trade. We attempt to empirically scrutinise this

A Matching Theory of Global Supply Chains

This paper develops a simple general equilibrium model of global supply chains (GSCs) that jointly addresses three key decisions of firms forming GSCs, namely selection (whether to form a GSC),