Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/110892
Authors: 
Boubtane, Ekrame
Dumont, Jean-Christophe
Rault, Christophe
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 5392
Abstract: 
This paper offers a reappraisal of the impact of migration on economic growth for 22 OECD countries between 1986-2006 and relies on a unique data set we compiled that allows us to distinguish net migration of the native- and foreign-born populations by skill level. Specifically, after introducing migration in an augmented Solow-Swan model, we estimate a dynamic panel model using a system of generalized method of moments (SYS-GMM) to address the risk of endogeneity bias in the migration variables. Two important findings emerge from our analysis. First, there exists a positive impact of migrants’ human capital on GDP per capita, and second, a permanent increase in migration ows has a positive effect on productivity growth. However, the growth impact of immigration is small even in countries that have highly selective migration policies.
Subjects: 
immigration
growth
human capital
generalized methods of moments
JEL: 
C23
F22
J24
J61
O41
O47
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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