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The Migration and FDI Puzzle: Complements or Substitutes?

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  • Elena D'Agosto

    () (Economics Department - University of Rome "Tor Vergata")

  • Nazaria Solferino

    () (Economics Department - University of Milan "Bicocca")

  • Giovanni Tria

    () (Economics Department - University of Rome "Tor Vergata")

Abstract

This paper analyses the link between FDI inflows and migration waves from developing countries. In addition, it investigates mechanisms through which this link works. Empirical results indicate that FDI can be seen as substitutes of migration through direct and indirect labour demand. However, the paper demonstrates that a positive relationship (complementarity effect) between FDI and migration flows takes place. In longi-tudinal analysis results indicate that the complementarity effect prevails. In cross section analysis, estimating a two equation models, we find that a substitutability effect is at work through the impact of FDI on human capital accumulation but the direct complementarity effect also prevails.

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  • Elena D'Agosto & Nazaria Solferino & Giovanni Tria, 2006. "The Migration and FDI Puzzle: Complements or Substitutes?," CEIS Research Paper 76, Tor Vergata University, CEIS.
  • Handle: RePEc:rtv:ceisrp:76
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    1. Lastauskas, Povilas & Bičiūnaitė, Audrė, 2012. "Strategies for Deeper Integration: Case Study of the Baltics," MPRA Paper 43321, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Keywords

    International Migration; Human Capital; FDI;

    JEL classification:

    • F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • F21 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Investment; Long-Term Capital Movements

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