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April 2017        



The French edition is slightly different as it also includes material available in French only  

Europe Monnaie & Finance Trade & Globalization Migrations Economic Policy Emerging Economies Competitivness & Growth Environment & Natural Ressources
  Focus

+46%

This is the increase in global food demand for 2050 as projected by CEPII and INRA.
The main results of these projections are as follows:
global food demand will increase by 46%, less than half the growth in the previous four decades;
this growth will be attributable mainly to lower-middle-income and low-income countries;
the structure of global food demand will change over the period, with a 95% increase in demand for animal-based calories and a much smaller 18% increase in demand for starchy staples;
the analysis of a range of population and income projections reveals important uncertainties: depending on the scenario, the projected increases in demand for animal-based and vegetal-based calories range from 78 to 109% and from 20 to 42%, respectively.
Christophe Gouel & Houssein Guimbard
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  Edito




Winners and losers from globalization : who's who?

There is a large consensus in the economic literature suggesting the positive impact of globalization on the aggregate well-being of a country. However, a clear-cut conclusion has not been reached on winners and losers from globalization. For this reason, international trade is often accused of increasing wage inequality in both developing and developed countries. Recent CEPII research outputs, based on detailed French firm and worker-level data, confirm that identifying who lost and who gained with globalization is a very difficult task.
Matthieu Crozet & Gianluca Orefice

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  Opinion




What impact of immigrants on firms’ productivity levels?

Despite numerous studies exploring how immigration affects local labour markets, there is limited evidence on the impact of immigrants on firms’ productivity levels. Using detailed, firm-level data from France, this column explores how firms react to an increase in the supply of immigrant workers.
Cristina Mitaritonna, Gianluca Orefice, Giovanni Peri

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ISSN: 1255-7072
Editorial Director : Sébastien Jean
Managing Editor : Dominique Pianelli