Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/148464
Authors: 
Ramos, Raul
Year of Publication: 
2016
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2016 [Issue:] 239
Abstract: 
Gravity models have long been popular for analyzing economic phenomena related to the movement of goods and services, capital, or even people; however, data limitations regarding migration flows have hindered their use in this context. With access to improved bilateral (country to country) data, researchers can now use gravity models to better assess the impacts of migration policy, for instance, the effects of visa restriction policies on migration flows. The specification, estimation, and interpretation of gravity models are illustrated in different contexts and limitations of current practices are described to enable policymakers to make better informed decisions.
Subjects: 
gravity models
international migration
migration determinants
migration policies
JEL: 
F22
J11
J61
C33
C53
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Document Type: 
Article

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