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The Effect of Corruption on Migration, 1985-2000

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  • Eugen Dimant

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    (University of Paderborn)

  • Tim Krieger

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    (University of Freiburg)

  • Daniel Meierriecks

    ()
    (University Freiburg)

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We examine the influence of corruption on migration for 111 countries between 1985 and 2000. Robust evidence indicates that corruption is among the push factors of migration, especially fueling skilled migration. We argue that corruption tends to diminish the returns to education, which is particularly relevant to the better educated.

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Paper provided by University of Paderborn, CIE Center for International Economics in its series Working Papers CIE with number 67.

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Length: 11 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2013
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Handle: RePEc:pdn:ciepap:67

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Keywords: Corruption; Migration; Skilled Migration; Push Factors of Migration;

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  1. Eugen Dimant, 2014. "The Nature of Corruption - An Interdisciplinary Perspective," Working Papers CIE 79, University of Paderborn, CIE Center for International Economics.
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  3. Dimant, Eugen & Krieger, Tim & Redlin, Margarete, 2013. "A crook is a crook ... but is he still a crook abroad? On the effect of immigration on destination-country corruption," Discussion Paper Series 2013-03, University of Freiburg, Wilfried Guth Endowed Chair for Constitutional Political Economy and Competition Policy.
  4. Cooray, Arusha & Schneider, Friedrich, 2014. "Does Corruption Promote Emigration? An Empirical Examination," IZA Discussion Papers 8094, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  5. Arusha Cooray & Friedrich Schneider, 2013. "How Does Corruption Affect Public Debt? An Empirical Analysis," Economics working papers 2013-22, Department of Economics, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria.

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