The pro-trade effect of the brain drain: Sorting out confounding factors
AbstractWe sort out confounding factors in the empirical link between bilateral migration and trade. Using newly available panel data on developing countries' diaspora to rich OECD nations in a theory-grounded gravity model, we uncover a robust, causal pro-trade effect. Moreover, we do not find evidence in favor of strong differences across education groups.
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Volume (Year): 104 (2009)
Issue (Month): 2 (August)
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- Felbermayr, Gabriel & Jung, Benjamin, 2009. "The pro-trade effect of the brain drain: Sorting out confounding factors," Munich Reprints in Economics 20577, University of Munich, Department of Economics.
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