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Migration and cross-border financial flows (English)

Migration facilitates the flow of information between countries, thereby reducing informational frictions that potentially hamper cross-country financial flows. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8034 APR 25, 2017

Kugler,Maurice David; Levintal,Oren; Rapoport,Hillel Disclosed

Five questions on international migration and development (English)

The movement of people in search of better economic conditions and a more secure environment is as old as human history. Such movements not only profoundly affect the lives of the migrants, but also lead to significant economic and social transformations in migrants’ countries of origin and destination. ... See More +

Journal Article 75726 FEB 01, 2011

Ozden, Caglar; Rapoport, Hillel; Schiff, Maurice Disclosed

Emigration and democracy (English)

Migration is an important yet neglected determinant of institutions. This paper documents the channels through which emigration affects home country institutions and considers dynamic-panel regressions for a large sample of developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5557 FEB 01, 2011

Docquier, Frederic; Lodigiani, Elisabetta; Rapoport, Hillel; Schiff, Maurice Disclosed

The World Bank economic review 25 (1) (English)

This paper is organized in following headings: five questions on international migration and development; where on earth is everybody? the evolution of global bilateral migration 1960-2000; immigration policies and the Ecuadorian exodus; do migrants improve governance at home? ... See More +

Publication 80516 FEB 01, 2011

Ozden, Caglar; Rapoport, Hillel; Schiff, Maurice; Parsons, Christopher R.; Walmsley, Terrie L.; Bertoli, Simone; Moraga, Jesus Fernandez-Huertas; Ortega, Francesc; Batista, Catia; Vicente, Pedro C.; Beck, Thorsten; Peria; Maria Soledad Martinez; Bollard, Albert; McKenzie, David; Morten, Melanie Disclosed

Remittances and the brain drain revisited : the micro data show that more educated migrants remit more (English)

Two of the most salient trends in migration and development over the last two decades are the large rise in remittances and in the flow of skilled migrants. ... See More +

Journal Article 71887 FEB 01, 2011

Bollard, Albert; McKenzie, David; Morten, Melanie; Rapoport, Hillel; Hawkins, Loraine; Osornprasop, Sutayut Disclosed

Remittances and the brain drain revisited : the microdata show that more educated migrants remit more (English)

Two of the most salient trends surrounding the issue of migration and development over the past two decades are the large rise in remittances, and an increased flow of skilled migration. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5113 NOV 01, 2009

Bollard, Albert; McKenzie, David; Morten, Melanie; Rapoport, Hillel Disclosed

Measuring international skilled migration : a new database controlling for age of entry (English)

Recent data on international migration of skilled workers define skilled migrants by education level without distinguishing whether they acquired their education in the home or the host country. ... See More +

Journal Article 77544 MAY 01, 2007

Beine, Michel; Docquier, Frederic; Rapoport, Hillel Disclosed

Self-selection patterns in Mexico-U.S. migration : the role of migration networks (English)

The authors examine the role of migration networks in determining self-selection patterns of Mexico-U.S. migration. They first present a simple theoretical framework showing how such networks impact on migration incentives at different education levels and, consequently, how they are likely to affect the expected skill composition of migration. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4118 FEB 01, 2007

McKenzie, David; Rapoport, Hillel Disclosed

The World Bank economic review 21 (2) (English)

This issue includes the following: migration, remittances, and the brain drain: a symposium in memory of Riccardo Faini - an introduction; by Jaime de Melo. ... See More +

Publication 47685 JAN 01, 2007

Melo, Jaime de; Faini, Riccardo; Docquier, Frederic; Lohest, Olivier; Marfouk, Abdeslam; Yang, Dean; Choi, HwaJung; Reine, Michel; Rapoport, Hillel;; Roodman, David; Zhang, Xiaobo; Tan, Kong-Yam; Emerson, Patrick M.; Portela Souza, Andre; Stifel, David; Christiaensen, Luc; Disclosed

Can migration reduce educational attainment ? Evidence from Mexico (English)

The authors examine the impact of migration on educational attainment in rural Mexico. Using historical migration rates by state to instrument for current migration, they find evidence of a significant negative effect of migration on schooling attendance and attainment of 12 to 18 year-old boys and 16 to 18 year-old girls. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3952 JUN 01, 2006

McKenzie, David; Rapoport, Hillel Disclosed