On Thursday 22 March 2018, the University of Luxembourg will host a lunchtime seminar on “Import Competition and Household Debt”.

On this occasion, Julien Sauvagnat (Bocconi University) will analyse the effect of import competition on household balance sheets between the years 2000 and 2007. Evidence will confirm the adverse effect of import competition on local labour markets during this period and then show that household debt increased significantly in regions where manufacturing industries are more exposed to import competition.

The event will start at 12:30 at the Luxembourg School of Finance, Nancy Room (JFK Building on 29, Avenue J.F Kennedy L-1855).