UCLouvain Economics Seminar - Hippolyte d'Albis

May 03, 2018

12:45 - 2:00pm


Doyens 22, Place des doyens, 1

Hippolyte d'Albis

(Paris School of Economics)

will give a presentation on

Immigration and Fiscal Balance: Evidence from Western European Countries

Abstract :

This paper evaluates the fiscal effect of international migration. It first proposes a theoretical framework that highlights the importance of both the demographic structure and the size of public education and pension systems. It then estimates a structural Vector Autoregressive model on a panel of 15 Western European countries over the period 1985-2015, in order to quantify the impact of immigration. Empirical results suggest that international migration had a positive impact on the economic and fiscal performance of Western European countries.

(Joint paper with Ekrame Boubtane† Dramane Coulibaly)