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The complex-network based relation between migration and FDI in the OECD

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  • Garas, Antonios
  • Lapatinas, Athanasios
  • Poulios, Konstantinos

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We explore the relationship between human migration and OECD’s Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) using a complex systems’ approach, and we demonstrate how complex systems’ techniques can contribute new insights and advance macroeconomic empirical analysis in alternative ways. More precisely, we find a strong correlation between the migration network and the outward-FDI network, and we highlight the existence of a weaker FDI relationship in pairs of countries that are more central in the migration network. Illuminating this result, we show that inward migrants coming from third-party countries which are linked (a) either to FDI-parent country or to FDI-host country or (b) both to FDI-parent and FDI-host country are FDI marring.

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  • Garas, Antonios & Lapatinas, Athanasios & Poulios, Konstantinos, 2015. "The complex-network based relation between migration and FDI in the OECD," MPRA Paper 68341, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Keywords

    FDI; migration; graph theory; complex systems;

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    • B00 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - General - - - History of Economic Thought, Methodology, and Heterodox Approaches
    • B41 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Economic Methodology - - - Economic Methodology
    • C13 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Estimation: General
    • F2 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business

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