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Migration, Trade and Unemployment

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Heid, Benedikt ; Larch, Mario:
Migration, Trade and Unemployment.
In: Economics : the Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal. Vol. 6 (2012) Issue 4 . - pp. 1-40.
ISSN 1864-6042
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5018/economics-ejournal.ja.2012-4

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A source of anxiety of policy makers and the public in general is the detrimental impact of globalization and immigration on unemployment. The transitory restrictions for worker migration after the EU enlargements of 2004 and 2007 exemplify the supposed negative effect of immigration on labor markets. This paper aims to identify the effects of immigration alongside trade on unemployment taking into account the substitutability of worker and goods flows. We use data from 24 OECD countries over the period from 1997 to 2007 and employ instrumental variables fixed effects and dynamic panel estimators in order to account for unobserved heterogeneity as well as the potential endogeneity of migration flows and the high persistence of unemployment. We find a significant negative effect of immigration on unemployment on average.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Migration; unemployment; international trade; fixed effects instrumental variable panel estimators; dynamic panel estimators
Subject classification: F22, F16, C23, C26, F15
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Economics > Lehrstuhl Volkswirtschaftslehre VI: Empirische Wirtschaftsforschung
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Economics > Lehrstuhl Volkswirtschaftslehre VI: Empirische Wirtschaftsforschung > Lehrstuhl für Volkswirtschaftslehre VI: Empirische Wirtschaftsforschung - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Mario Larch
Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Economics
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2015 08:18
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2015 08:18
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/16655