Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/22089
Authors: 
Godart, Olivier N.
Toubal, Farid
Year of Publication: 
2005
Series/Report no.: 
Tübinger Diskussionsbeiträge 289
Abstract: 
Recent theoretical works suggest that migrants carry their social networks when moving across borders and that they bridge the information gap between partner countries. We derive a theoretical model where migrants reduce informational trade barriers and thus enhance exports. The model is estimated using international trade data at a German State-level. We provide evidence that migrants have a positive and statistically significant impact on bilateral exports of German States.
Subjects: 
Migration
International Trade
Panel estimation
JEL: 
F12
P33
F15
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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