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Barriers to exit

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  • Chong, Alberto
  • León, Gianmarco

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Unlike previous work on barriers to entry in international trade, we test four theories on barriers to exit, and find that macroeconomic and brain drain explanations explain them, while institutional and cultural hypotheses are not empirically robust. Findings are robust.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 99 (2008)
Issue (Month): 1 (April)
Pages: 93-97

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:99:y:2008:i:1:p:93-97

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  1. Gianmarco León & Valerie Koechlin, 2006. "International Remittances and Income Inequality: An Empirical Investigation," IDB Publications 6716, Inter-American Development Bank.

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