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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

Heterogeneous technology diffusion and Ricardian trade patterns (English)

Migration and trade are often linked through ethnic networks boosting bilateral trade. This study uses migration to quantify the importance of Ricardian technology differences for international trade. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8027 APR 10, 2017

Kerr,William Robert Disclosed

Threat or help? : the effects of unskilled immigrant workers on national productivity growth (English)

While unskilled immigrant workers have relatively low formal human capital, theory suggests that they can still contribute to productivity improvements by helping to increase efficiency and upgrading the skills of the native labor force. ... See More +

Brief 113185 MAR 01, 2017

Devadas,Sharmila Disclosed

Transit migration : all roads lead to America (English)

The paths of many migrants include multiple destinations and transit routes, yet this pattern is almost never reflected in empirical analyses. For example, 9 percent of recent immigrants to the United States arrived from a transit country as opposed to the country where they were born. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7880 NOV 07, 2016

Artuc,Erhan; Ozden,Caglar Disclosed

When the cat's away : the effects of spousal migration on investments on children (English)

Household expenditures for children-related goods may change when one of the parent migrates and do so differently depending on whether it is the mother or the father that leaves. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7838 SEP 27, 2016

Lucia,Rizzica Disclosed