UCLouvain Economics Seminar


The UCLouvain Economics Seminars is jointly organized by CORE and IRES.

Organizers: William Parienté

On Thursday, 12:45 - 14:00 

Doyens 22  -  1, Place des Doyens, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve

December 14, 2017 (Doyens 22)

Ariell Reshef

Techies, Trade and Skill-Biased Productivity: Firm Level Evidence from France



We study how firm level decisions on technology, exporting and importing jointly affect the evolution of technology and its bias towards management occupations. We extend the Grieco, Li and Zhang (2016) methodology for estimating firm level productivity (revenue TFP) to encompass biased technology, and apply this to high quality administrative data on French firms. We use a novel measure of the propensity of a firm develop and to adopt new technologies: its expenditure share on employment of technology-related occupations, “techies”. Our results indicate an important role for techies, as well as for global participation – but only through skill-biased productivity growth.
(Joint paper with James Harrigan and Farid Toubal)


Other scheduled seminars

 Program of the academic year 2017-2018


21 Peter Dolton (University of Sussex)

28 Olivier Charlot (University of Cergy)


Catherine Guirkinger (University of Namur)


19 Katja Kaufmann (Bocconi University)

25 Luis Cabral (New York University)


Félix Kubler (University of Zurich)

9  Bilal Zia (World bank)

16 Paul Heidhues (University of Dusseldorf)

23 Cheti Nicoletti (University of York)

30 Alain Venditti (Aix Marseille School of Economics)


7  Heiner Schumacher (KU Leuven)

14 Ariell Reshef (Paris School of Economics)


Filipe Martins Da Rocha (Université Dauphine)

8  Heiko Karle (Frankfurt School of Finance and Management)

15 Sebastian Krautheim (University of Passau)

22 Harris Dellas (University of Bern)


1  Simon Cornée (University of Rennes)

Gregory Jolivet ( University of Bristol)

15 Ingela Alger (Toulouse School of Economics)

22 Stefano Gnocchi (Bank of Canada)

29 Manolis Galenianos (Royal Holloway)


19  Bernard Sinclair-Desgagné (HEC Montréal)

26 Simone Bertoli (FERDI)


3  Hippolyte d'Albis (Paris School of Economics)

10 Ascension Day

17 Stefania Albanesi (University of Pittsburgh)