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Does immigration boost per capita income?

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  • Felbermayr, Gabriel J.
  • Hiller, Sanne
  • Sala, Davide

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Using a cross-section of countries, we adapt Frankel and Romer's (1999) IV strategy to international labor mobility. Controlling for institutional quality, trade, and financial openness, we establish a robust and non-negative causal effect of immigration on real per capita income.

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  • Felbermayr, Gabriel J. & Hiller, Sanne & Sala, Davide, 2010. "Does immigration boost per capita income?," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 107(2), pages 177-179, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:107:y:2010:i:2:p:177-179
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    Keywords

    Gravity model International trade International migration Cross-country income regression;

    JEL classification:

    • F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration
    • F12 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Models of Trade with Imperfect Competition and Scale Economies; Fragmentation

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