Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/51823
Authors: 
Boubtane, Ekrame
Coulibaly, Dramane
Rault, Christophe
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5853
Abstract: 
This paper examines the causality relationship between immigration, unemployment and economic growth of the host country. We employ the bootstrap panel Granger causality testing approach of Kónya (2006) that allows to test for causality on each individual country separably by accounting for dependence across countries. Using annual data over the period 1980-2005 for 22 OECD countries, we find that, only in Portugal, unemployment negatively causes immigration, while in any country, immigration does not cause unemployment. We also find that, in France, Iceland, Norway and United Kingdom, growth positively causes immigration, while in any country, immigration does not cause growth.
Subjects: 
immigration
growth
unemployment
Granger causality
JEL: 
E20
F22
J61
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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