Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/31286
Authors: 
Epstein, Gil S.
Gang, Ira N.
Year of Publication: 
2006
Series/Report no.: 
Working papers // Department of Economics, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey 2006,30
Abstract: 
Ethnic networks are a way of overcoming informal barriers to trade such as information costs, risk, and uncertainty by building trust and by substituting for the difficulty of enforcing contracts internationally. We study networks which emerge from the interaction (i) between migrants and natives in the host country and (ii) between migrants and natives in their home country. The degree of assimilation and the strength of the networks do not just happen”, but are the outcomes of strategic choices of subsets of the migrant population.
Subjects: 
Assimilation
migration
ethnic networks
contracts
JEL: 
D74
F23
I20
J61
L140
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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