photoPost doctoral research fellow
The Global Division of Labour
Kiel Institute for the World Economy
lea.marchal[at]ifw-kiel.de
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I am currently working as a post-doctoral research fellow at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. My research focuses on the impact of labor market outcomes (particularly wage, unemployment and immigration) on firm trade performances. In a few words, I investigate the impacts of foreign employment on exports, the export-mode and the export volatility. My work is both theoretical and empirical. My empirical studies are mainly based on firm-level data.

I did my Ph.D. in economics at LEM-CNRS (UMR 9221) University of Lille, under the supervision of Pr. Hubert JAYET. My Ph.D. thesis is entitled: Theory and empirical evidence on contemporary international migration. In this thesis, I tackle the following research questions: What determines migration? Do exporting and multinational firms impact migration decisions? Conversely, to what extent do migrants foster trade and foreign direct investment (FDI)? Overall, I analyse how the growing integration of economies impacts migration dynamics, the migration-FDI and the migration-trade nexuses.