I hold a Ph.D. in economics from Lille University (LEM-CNRS). My Ph.D. thesis, written under the supervision of Pr. Hubert Jayet, is titled: 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?

I am currently working as a post-doctoral research fellow at Bielefeld University and at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. I am also affiliated to the Kiel Centre for Globalization.

My research focuses on the impact of foreign employment on firms’ outcomes and natives’ wages. 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.

Part of my work consists in coordinating and contributing to the ANR-DFG project NaWaCC (How Immigration Impacts Natives’ Wages: Investigating Cross-Country Differences) funded by the French and the German research agencies for three years. More information about the project can be found here.

For more information, you can download my CV: English ~ French

Contact
Kiel Institute for the World Economy
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