General Presentation

National Institutions in a Globalized World

Lille, 12-13 December 2014


A workshop on National Institutions in a Globalized World will be held in Lille on December 12th and 13th, 2014. Recent theoretical and empirical developments in this field of research will be presented and discussed.

The workshop tackles the impact of the substantial rise in the international mobility of firms and individuals, which characterizes the present dynamics of globalization, upon the fiscal, social, educational and migration policies in advanced economies, with a special focus on European countries. Because of higher mobility of both capital and individuals (particularly the most skilled and the wealthiest), globalization incites governments to modify their economic, social and educational institutions so as to attract firms and investments, to prevent the exodus of mobile tax bases, and to attract the best students in their universities. This creates tax, social and educational competition between countries in terms of institutions and rules, which in turn impact on inequality, social mobility and social cohesion, and can finally modify the longer term efficiency of institutions.

The main topics of the workshop are:

  1. Globalization and labour market institutions
  2. Globalization and pricing strategies of multinational firms
  3. Globalization, taxes and redistribution
  4. Globalization and education policies
  5. Globalization and migration policies
  6. Globalization and new poverties.

The workshop is organised by the research network GRESI (Globalization, Regionalization and Economic and Social Inequality) funded by the Flemish Community and the FNRS, and the working group on Economic and Social Inequality of the research centre EQUIPPE of the Lille 1 University, with the support of the International Relations Office and of the MESHS (The European Social Sciences and Humanities Research Institute).

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Invited speakers:

Etienne Lehmann, CRED University Paris 2 and CREST: ‘Tax Me If You Can! Optimal Nonlinear Income Tax between Competing Governments’,

Farid Toubal, Ecole Normale supérieure de Cachan, Paris School of economics and CEPII: ‘Knocking on Tax Heaven's Door: Multinational Firms and Transfer Pricing’

Venue: 1st day: MESHS, 2 rue des Canonniers, Lille. 2nd day: Lille 1 University, Cité Scientifique subway station, Faculty of Economics and Sociology, Building SH2, Villeneuve d’Ascq.

Organizers: Nathalie Chusseau (EQUIPPE Lille 1 Univ. and Chaire Transitions Démographiques Transitions Economiques), Joel Hellier (EQUIPPE Lille 1 Univ. and LEMNA Univ. of Nantes), Glenn Rayp (Ghent Univ.).



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