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Gravity Model Application to Estimate Romanian Migration Size


  • Mariana Balan


  • Valentina Vasile


  • Simona Maria Stanescu

    () ("Dimitrie Cantemir" Christian University)


An impressive number of labour force migration/mobility models, both at national and international level, are presented in the literature. A large number of those either describe international migration versus internal migration or inter-regional migration in Europe or in other parts of the world. Some of the many methods and techniques in use for the analysis and study of migration/labour force mobility are: the Markov chains method, the Harris-Todaro model with its variants and extensions, models for the study of the economic impact of labour mobility in enlarged Europe, models for the study of researchers mobility, models for the study of labour mobility through wage flexibility, models to characterize the impact of labour mobility on macroeconomic indicators. This paper, presents Romanian emigration analyzed using the gravity model.

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  • Mariana Balan & Valentina Vasile & Simona Maria Stanescu, 2013. "Gravity Model Application to Estimate Romanian Migration Size," Knowledge Horizons - Economics, Faculty of Finance, Banking and Accountancy Bucharest,"Dimitrie Cantemir" Christian University Bucharest, vol. 5(2), pages 74-78, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:khe:journl:v:5:y:2013:i:2:p:74-78

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    Migration; gravity model; migration statistics;

    JEL classification:

    • J62 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Job, Occupational and Intergenerational Mobility; Promotion


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