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Title:Social interactions of migrants and trade outcomes PDF Logo
Authors:Tai, Silvio Hong Tiing
Issue Date:2009
Series/Report no.:WTO Staff Working Paper ERSD-2009-02
Abstract:A framework for immigrant’s choice of location is based on recent studies on non-market interactions which explains how migrants concentrate. Applying data on the distribution of immigrants in 95 French provinces, the social interactions are subsequently estimated. This social component” of migration is then tested on international trade, providing a direct measure of the impact of social networks on the economy.
Subjects:Social interaction
non-market interaction
international Trade
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:WTO Staff Working Papers, Economic Research and Statistics Division, WTO

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