photoPost-doctoral research fellow
The Global Division of Labour
Kiel Institute for the World Economy
lea.marchal[at]ifw-kiel.de
+49 431 8814 632
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CV: English ~ French

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 foreign employment on firm trade outcomes (exports, export-mode, export volatility). I also work on the determination of immigration policies and the potential benefits from policy coordination across countries.  My work is both theoretical and empirical. My empirical studies are mainly based on firm-level data.

I hold a Ph.D. in economics from Lille University (at LEM-CNRS). My Ph.D. thesis, written under the supervision of Pr. Hubert Jayet, is entitled: Theory and empirical evidence on contemporary international migration. In this thesis, I tackle the following research questions: What determines migration? Do trade and FDI impact migration flows? Conversely, to what extent do migrants foster trade and FDI?