Lecture Information:

Migration and the German Labour Market

Berlin Lunchtime Meeting


SPEAKER: Christian Dustmann, University College London and CEPR

CHAIR: Georg Meran, Vice-President DIW Berlin  


Date: 28 April 2004  

Location: Max-Liebermann-Haus, Pariser Platz 7, 10117 Berlin


Migration is often perceived to have detrimental effects on employment and wages of the indigenous population. The talk provides a comprehensive picture of the way immigration affects labour market outcomes of native born workers, embedded into a representation of the underlying theoretical mechanisms. Economic theory does not necessarily suggests negative employment effects of immigration. The problems that may arise in when attempting to measure employment effects of immigration are discussed. Based on attitudinal data, the perceptions of the indigenous population of the effects of migration will be illustrated, and contrasted with empirical evidence.