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Migration, Economic Freedom, and Personal Freedom: An Empirical Analysis

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  • Richard J. Cebula

    (Armstrong Atlantic State University)

  • J.R. Clark

    (University of Tennessee at Chattanooga)

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Economic freedom increases market efficiency, growth, development, and individual prosperity. This study empirically investigates whether higher levels of economic freedom, as well as higher levels of personal freedom, act like magnets for persons residing in a free society to move. In other words, do the prospects of both greater economic and personal freedom in any given state relative other states act to induce a greater influx of migrants? This empirical study of domestic migration between 2000 and 2008 finds clear evidence that migrants prefer to move to those states with greater economic freedom on the one hand and greater personal freedom on the other hand.

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Article provided by The Association of Private Enterprise Education in its journal Journal of Private Enterprise.

Volume (Year): 27 (2011)
Issue (Month): Fall 2011 ()
Pages: 43-62

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Handle: RePEc:jpe:journl:926

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Keywords: Migration; Economic freedom; Freedom; Economic development;

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  1. Richard Cebula & Christopher Duquette & Franklin Mixon, 2013. "Factors Influencing the State-Level Settlement Pattern of the Undocumented Immigrant Population in the United States," Atlantic Economic Journal, International Atlantic Economic Society, vol. 41(3), pages 203-213, September.
  2. Watkins, Tate & Yandle, Bruce, 2010. "Can Freedom and Knowledge Economy Indexes Explain Go-Getter Migration Patterns?," Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy, Mid-Continent Regional Science Association, vol. 40(2).
  3. Cebula, Richard & Nair-Reichert, Usha, 2014. "Access to Higher Public Education and Locational Choices of Undocumented Migrants," MPRA Paper 57277, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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