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A Practitioners’ Guide to Gravity Models of International Migration

A Practitioners’ Guide to Gravity Models of International Migration The use of bilateral data for the analysis of international migration is at the same time a blessing and a curse. It is a blessing because the dyadic dimension of the data allows researchers to address a number of previously unanswered questions, but it is also a curse for the various analytical challenges it gives rise to. This paper presents the theoretical foundations of the estimation of gravity models of international migration, and the main difficulties that have to be tackled in the econometric analysis, such as the nature of migration data, how to account for multilateral resistance to migration or endogeneity. We also review some empirical evidence that has considered these issues. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The World Economy Wiley

A Practitioners’ Guide to Gravity Models of International Migration

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Wiley
Copyright
Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons Ltd
ISSN
0378-5920
eISSN
1467-9701
DOI
10.1111/twec.12265
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Abstract

The use of bilateral data for the analysis of international migration is at the same time a blessing and a curse. It is a blessing because the dyadic dimension of the data allows researchers to address a number of previously unanswered questions, but it is also a curse for the various analytical challenges it gives rise to. This paper presents the theoretical foundations of the estimation of gravity models of international migration, and the main difficulties that have to be tackled in the econometric analysis, such as the nature of migration data, how to account for multilateral resistance to migration or endogeneity. We also review some empirical evidence that has considered these issues.

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The World EconomyWiley

Published: Apr 1, 2016

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