Labor and Capital Flows in Europe Following Enlargement

30-31 January, 2006 - Warsaw, Poland


The conference is co-organized with the International Monetary Fund and the National Bank of Poland. Participation is by invitation only.

Monday, January 30, 2006

7:45 a.m. Registration

8:45 a.m. Opening Remarks and Overview of Questions and Themes


Leszek Balcerowicz, National Bank of Poland


Susan Schadler, European Department, IMF


9:30 - 11:00 a.m. Session I. Historical and European Patterns


Chair: Michael Deppler, European Department, IMF


Speaker: Tim Hatton, University of Essex, and Australian National University

International Migration and Immigration Policy in History: Did Capital Mobility Make A Difference?




Discussant: Willem Buiter, London School of Economics and Political Science


Speaker: Tito Boeri, Bocconi University

Enlargement, Migration and Policy Coordination



Discussant: Robert Holzmann, World Bank



11:00 - 11:30 a.m. Coffee

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Session II. Impact of and Responses to Migration


Chair: Jan Smets, National Bank of Belgium, and High Council for Employment


Speaker: George Borjas, Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government

Causes and Effects of Migration: Lessons for the EU from the US




Discussant: Antonio Spilimbergo, Research Department, IMF



Speaker: Christian Dustmann, University College London

Is Immigration Good or Bad for the Economy? Analysis of Attitudinal Responses




Discussant: Andrew Watt, European Trade Union Institute for Research, Education and Health & Safety


1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Buffet Luncheon at the NBP

2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Session III. Capital Flows: Magnitudes and Composition


Chair: Thomas Wieser, Federal Ministry of Finance of Austria, and JVI Board Member


Speakers: Philip Lane, Trinity College Dublin, and Gian Maria Milesi-Ferretti, Research Department, IMF

The Structure of External Portfolios in Europe




Discussant: Jean Pisani-Ferry, Director, BRUEGEL


Speaker: Claudia Buch, University of Tübingen

How Does Enlargement Influence the Patterns of Specialization and Investment?




Discussant: Farbod Lotfi, Deutsche Bank

3:30-4:00 p.m. Coffee

4:00-5:30 p.m. Session IV. Capital Flows: Labor Regulations and Tax Policies


Chair: Dalia Grybauskaite, European Commission


Speaker: Dalia Marin, University of Munich

A New Division of Labor in Europe: Outsourcing and Offshoring to Eastern Europe

Paper 1

Paper 2

Paper 3


Discussant: Karl Pichelmann, European Commission



Speaker: Michael Devereux, University of Warwick

Tax Competition and Capital Flows




Discussant: Krister Andersson, Confederation of Swedish Enterprise


7:30 p.m. Dinner at Prymasowski Palace


Keynote Address by Anne Krueger, First Deputy Managing Director, IMF


Tuesday, January 31, 2006


9:00-10:30 a.m. Session V. Complementarities between Factor and Trade Flows


Chair: Luis Campos e Cunha, New University of Lisbon


Speaker: Elhanan Helpman, Harvard University

Trade and the International Organization of Production




Discussant: Michael Landesmann, The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies



Speaker: Antonio Spilimbergo, European Department, IMF

Complementarity or Substitutability of Factor Flows and Trade




Discussant: Ludek Niedermayer, Czech National Bank


10:30-11:00 a.m. Coffee

11:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Session VI. Panel Discussion


Chair: Leslie Lipschitz, IMF Institute, and JVI Board Member



Marek Belka, UN Economic Commission for Europe

Erik Berglöf, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Lajos Bokros, Center for Policy Studies, Central European University

Andre Sapir, Universite Libre de Bruxelles

1:00-3:00 p.m. Buffet Luncheon (Hotel Sofitel Victoria Warsaw)

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