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No 08-23:
Does Immigration Boost Per Capita Income?

Gabriel J. Felbermayr (), Sanne Hiller () and Davide Sala ()

Abstract: Using a cross-section of countries, we adapt Frankel and Romer's (1999) IV strategy to international labor mobility. Controlling for institutional quality, trade, and nancial openness, we establish a robust and non-negative causal e ect of immigration on real percapita income.

Keywords: Gravity model; International trade; International migration; Cross-country income regression; (follow links to similar papers)

JEL-Codes: F12; F22; (follow links to similar papers)

21 pages, October 1, 2008

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