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Investment opportunities in the source country and temporary migration

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  • Slobodan Djajic
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    This paper examines how attractive investment opportunities available to temporary migrants at home affect their saving behaviour and the optimal duration of stay abroad. The model predicts an inverse U-shaped relationship between migration duration and the expected rate of return on repatriated savings. A higher rate provides an incentive to go back earlier and consume less abroad, while it can also trigger emigration aimed at generating the savings required for investment after return. The paper illustrates how the behaviour of temporary migrants reflects the interaction between their preferences and the opportunities available in labour and capital markets of both countries.

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    Article provided by Canadian Economics Association in its journal Canadian Journal of Economics.

    Volume (Year): 43 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 2 (May)
    Pages: 663-682

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    Handle: RePEc:cje:issued:v:43:y:2010:i:2:p:663-682

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    Cited by:
    1. Subhayu Bandyopadhyay & Sajal Lahiri & Javed Younas, 2012. "On the substitutability between foreign aid and international credit," Working Papers, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis 2012-043, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
    2. Djajić, Slobodan, 2013. "Barriers to immigration and the dynamics of emigration," Journal of Macroeconomics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 37(C), pages 41-52.
    3. Slobodan Djajic, 2014. "Guest-Worker Programs," CESifo DICE Report, Ifo Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, Ifo Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, vol. 12(2), pages 16-19, 07.

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