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Determinants of International Migration to the OECD in a Three-Way Dynamic Panel Framework

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  • I. RUYSSEN

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  • G. EVERAERT
  • G. RAYP

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This paper investigates the determinants of bilateral immigrant ows to 19 OECD countries between 1998 and 2007 from both advanced and developing origin countries. We pay particular attention to dynamics by including both the lagged migrant ow and the migrant stock to capture partial adjustment and network effects. To correct for the dynamic panel data bias of the fixed effects estimator we use a bootstrap algorithm. Our results indicate that immigrants are primarily attracted by better income opportunities abroad. We find evidence for both partial adjustment and the presence of strong network effects.

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  • I. Ruyssen & G. Everaert & G. Rayp, 2011. "Determinants of International Migration to the OECD in a Three-Way Dynamic Panel Framework," Working Papers of Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Ghent University, Belgium 11/696, Ghent University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration.
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    1. Arellano, Manuel & Bover, Olympia, 1995. "Another look at the instrumental variable estimation of error-components models," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 68(1), pages 29-51, July.
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    1. Bouzahzah, Mohamed & Saber, Brahim, 2012. "Coût de mobilité endogène et flexibilité du marché du travail
      [Endogenous Cost of mobility and labor market flexibility]
      ," MPRA Paper 38982, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 07 Jun 2012.
    2. Libman, Alexander & Herrmann-Pillath, Carsten & Yadav, Gaurav, 2013. "Are human rights and economic well-being substitutes? The evidence from migration patterns across the Indian states," European Journal of Political Economy, Elsevier, vol. 31(C), pages 139-164.

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    Keywords

    International migration; Network effects; Dynamic panel data model; Bias correction;

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    • F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration
    • J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers
    • C33 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models

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