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dc.contributor.authorHornung, Eriken_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-08-11T09:02:10Z-
dc.date.available2010-08-11T09:02:10Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/37227-
dc.description.abstractThis paper analyzes the long-term effect of technological diffusion on productivity caused by immigration of skilled workers. In 1685 religious persecution drove highly skilled Huguenots into the backward Brandenburg-Prussia where they established themselves and transferred technological knowledge to natives. We find that textile manufactories installed in towns hosting the Huguenots achieved higher productivity than others due to diffusion, even 100 years after immigration. Identification is based on an instrumental variable approach exploiting variation in the settlement of Huguenots which results from population losses due to plagues during the Thirty Years' War, effectively eliminating worries of selectivity in the settlement pattern.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aVerein für Socialpolitik |cFrankfurt a. M.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aBeiträge zur Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2010: Ökonomie der Familie - Session: Wages, Skills, Immigration and Trade |xF5-V1en_US
dc.subject.jelN33en_US
dc.subject.jelO15en_US
dc.subject.jelO33en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordMigrationen_US
dc.subject.keywordTechnological Diffusionen_US
dc.subject.keywordHuman capitalen_US
dc.subject.keywordHuguenotsen_US
dc.subject.keywordPrussian economic historyen_US
dc.titleImmigration and the Diffusion of Technology: The Huguenot Diaspora in Prussiaen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn65563231X-
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-

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