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The hub continent? Immigrant networks, emigrant diasporas and FDI

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  • Marina Murat

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This paper studies the effects of immigrant networks on the bilateral FDI of France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK, and, for Italy and Spain, also of the emigrant diasporas. It analyses the effects of skilled and unskilled immigrants and of networks linked to developing and developed countries. Results show that the FDIs of the UK, Germany and France are affected by the networks of skilled immigrants, while those of Italy and Spain are prompted only by the emigrant diasporas. Networks linked to OECD and non-OECD countries have similar effects

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  • Sara Flisi & Marina Murat, 2010. "The hub continent? Immigrant networks, emigrant diasporas and FDI," Center for Economic Research (RECent) 048, University of Modena and Reggio E., Dept. of Economics "Marco Biagi".
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    Keywords

    migration; networks; skills; diasporas; FDI;

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    • F21 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Investment; Long-Term Capital Movements
    • F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration
    • F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business

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