Presentazione dei libri di Vega Tescari

Accademia di architettura, Facoltà di scienze della comunicazione

Il contatto come fattore di cambiamento linguistico e culturale

Facoltà di scienze della comunicazione

Fall Semester Project Presentations 2018

Facoltà di scienze informatiche

Beyond Classical IR: Conceptual IR

Facoltà di scienze informatiche

Research Seminar in Economics - Andrea Ariu, University of Munich, "Migration, Better Products and Trade: Evidence from the Swiss-EU Agreement on the Free Movement of Persons"

Istituto di economia politica

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Room 408, Main building, 4th floor (access only via elevator)

This paper uses the gradual opening of the Swiss labor market to European citizens as a natural experiment to show that immigration attenuates information frictions and leads to better products, more trade and to a more efficient organization of global value chains. Exploiting the exogenous geographical and temporal variation in the implementation of the agreement, I find that Swiss localities exposed to the immigration shock increased the quality of inputs coming from the foreign workers' home countries suppliers. Better intermediates affected positively the quality of output making Swiss products more appealing for international markets and increasing exports by 5.5%. Therefore, foreign workers improved the upstream structure of Swiss global value chains by using their knowledge and experience to open the host market to higher quality inputs coming from their home countries; this increased the quality of the exported products and made them more intensively used downstream.