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Modern Gravity Models of Internal Migration. The Case of Romania


  • Daniela BUNEA

    (Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies)


Internal migration, although less investigated than international migration, is a key mechanism for adjustment to regional economic shocks, especially when other tools prove useless. But this process has very complex factors of determination which can be economic, social, demographic, environmental, etc. Based on previous international studies, in the case of Romania the robust variables proved to be the population size, the per capita gross domestic product, the road density, an amenity index and the crime rate from a static perspective, and the previous migration, the population size and the amenity index from a dynamic perspective. The techniques I have employed in making this study are the Least Square Dummy Variables (LSDV, or the fixed effects method) and the Generalized Method of Moments (GMM, or the dynamic method) both applied to panel data.

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  • Daniela BUNEA, 2012. "Modern Gravity Models of Internal Migration. The Case of Romania," Theoretical and Applied Economics, Asociatia Generala a Economistilor din Romania - AGER, vol. 0(4(569)), pages 127-144, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:agr:journl:v:4(569):y:2012:i:4(569):p:127-144

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    6. Olga Kupets, 2012. "Characteristics and Determinants of Internal Labor Mobility in Ukraine," World Bank Other Operational Studies 26804, The World Bank.


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