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Emigration and Origin Country’s Institutions: Does the Destination Country Matter?

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  • Michel Beine
  • Khalid Sekkat

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This paper examines the influence of international migration on the evolution of the quality of institutions in the home country. It focuses on the potential difference in the impact depending on the status of the destination country (i.e. former colonizer, economic power and political power). It also examines whether the impact depends on the quality of institutions in the host country. The results show that the status and the quality of institutions of the country of destination matter and that while emigration to former colonizers has no effect on the quality of institutions in the origin country, emigration to economically or politically powerful countries has a positive feedback on the quality of institutions in the home country.

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  • Michel Beine & Khalid Sekkat, 2012. "Emigration and Origin Country’s Institutions: Does the Destination Country Matter?," Working Papers 675, Economic Research Forum, revised 2012.
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