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Migration, Knowledge Diffusion and the Comparative Advantage of Nations

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  • Dany Bahar

    (The Brookings Institution, Harvard Center for International Development)

  • Hillel Rapoport

    (PSE - Paris School of Economics, PJSE - Paris Jourdan Sciences Economiques - UP1 - Université Panthéon-Sorbonne - ENS Paris - École normale supérieure - Paris - INRA - Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique - EHESS - École des hautes études en sciences sociales - ENPC - École des Ponts ParisTech - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

Abstract

This article benefited from helpful comments at various stages from Martin Abel, Sam Asher, Simone Bertoli, Sebastian Bustos, Michael Clemens, Michele Coscia, Ricardo Hausmann, Elhanan Helpman, Bill Kerr, Michael Kremer, Anna Maria Mayda, Frank Neffke, Paul Novosad, Nathan Nunn, Sandra Poncet, Maurice Schiff, Biagio Speciale, Ernesto Stein, Rodrigo Wagner, Muhammed Yildirim and participants at the 7th International Conference on Migration and Development at Oxford University and at seminars at Harvard Economics Department, Harvard Kennedy School, Paris School of Economics, Inter‐American Development Bank, Georgetown University Economics Department, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Bar Ilan University. We are also grateful to two anonymous referees for their suggestions. All errors are our own. Rapoport acknowledges support from the program Investissements d'Avenir (ANR‐10‐LABX‐93).

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  • Dany Bahar & Hillel Rapoport, 2018. "Migration, Knowledge Diffusion and the Comparative Advantage of Nations," Post-Print halshs-01885473, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:halshs-01885473
    DOI: 10.1111/ecoj.12450
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    JEL classification:

    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
    • F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration
    • F62 - International Economics - - Economic Impacts of Globalization - - - Macroeconomic Impacts
    • O33 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes
    • D83 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Search; Learning; Information and Knowledge; Communication; Belief; Unawareness

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