Discutants : Harouna Sedgo (junior) & Blaise Gnimassoun (sénior).
Abstract: In this paper, we focus on an overlooked determinant of business cycle synchronization namely the migration. We consider the African countries as sample over the period 1990-2019 subdivided in six periods of each five years. Rely on pooled OLS IV estimates, wefind a positive effect of migration intensity among African and ECOWAS countries on their output co-movement. Second we show that remittances channel usually tested in the literature also enhances synchronization.