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Title:Cross The Border and Close The Gap? : How Do Migrants Enhance Trade PDF Logo
Authors:Godart, Olivier N.
Toubal, Farid
Issue Date: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
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:bsz:21-opus-18201
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Tübinger Diskussionsbeiträge, Universität Tübingen

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