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Cross The Border and Close The Gap? : How Do Migrants Enhance Trade

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Recent theoretical works suggest that migrants carry their social networks when moving across borders and that they bridge the information gap between partner countries. We derive a theoretical model where migrants reduce informational trade barriers and thus enhance exports. The model is estimated using international trade data at a German State-level. We provide evidence that migrants have a positive and statistically significant impact on bilateral exports of German States.

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Olivier N. Godart, Farid Toubal

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eng

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http://hdl.handle.net/10419/22089

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