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Title:Migration and trade PDF Logo
Authors:Egger, Peter H.
Ehrlich, Maximilian von
Nelson, Douglas R.
Issue Date:2011
Series/Report no.:CESifo working paper: Trade Policy 3467
Abstract:Theoretical and empirical research in economics suggests that bilateral migration triggers bilateral trade through a number of channels. This paper assesses the functional form of the impact of migration on trade flows in a quasi-experimental setting. We provide evidence that the relationship is not log-linear. In particular, at small levels of migration (stocks) the elasticity of trade to migration is quite high, and it declines to zero at about 4,000 immigrants. If migration stocks exceed such a level, the evidence suggests that trade will not increase anymore. This suggests that cross-country network and other effects flowing from migration materialize at relatively low levels of migration, but there appears to be satiation as immigrant numbers increase by much.
Subjects:migration
bilateral trade
quasi-randomized experiment
generalized propensity
score estimation
JEL:C21
F14
F22
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:CESifo Working Papers, CESifo Group Munich

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