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Migration and Economic Growth

Edited by Mathias Czaika, Professor in Migration and Globalisation, Danube University Krems, Austria and Carlos Vargas-Silva, Senior Researcher, Centre on Migration, Policy and Society, University of Oxford, UK
This book comprehensively examines the role of economic growth (or lack of) as a driver of migration, as well as the impact of migration on economic growth in receiving and sending countries. Seminal papers have been selected which cover both, direct and indirect effects, as well as theoretical and empirical contributions. This important collection, along with an original introduction by the editors, provides a combination of the classical works and topics with the latest contributions and discussions. It is a comprehensive introduction for those interested in learning about the topic and an excellent source of reference for experts.
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Publication Date: 2012
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This book comprehensively examines the role of economic growth (or lack of) as a driver of migration, as well as the impact of migration on economic growth in receiving and sending countries. Seminal papers have been selected which cover both, direct and indirect effects, as well as theoretical and empirical contributions. This important collection, along with an original introduction by the editors, provides a combination of the classical works and topics with the latest contributions and discussions. It is a comprehensive introduction for those interested in learning about the topic and an excellent source of reference for experts.
'Mathias Czaika and Carlos Vargas-Silva have assembled an excellent collection of previously published articles on all aspects of the connections between migration and economic growth. As well, they provide an introduction that sets out the cross-connections between migration and economic growth, and provides and lead-in to the articles that follow in their compilation. An excellent place to start if one wanted to cover most of the important topics and researched areas in the overlap between migration and economic growth during the last fifty years.'
– Bill Marr, Canadian Studies in Population

‘Czaika and Vargas-Silva have curated a collection of classic studies combined with a few lesser-known interesting pieces that together provide a must-read overview of the range of important topics linking migration with economic growth.’
– David McKenzie, The World Bank
40 articles, dating from 1962 to 2011
Contributors include: R. Barro, G. Borjas, D. Card, F. Docquier, C. Dustmann, J. Hunt, R. Lucas, O. Stark, J. Taylor, D. Yang
Contents:

Acknowledgements

Introduction Mathias Czaika and Carlos Vargas-Silva

PART I ECONOMIC DRIVERS OF MIGRATION: THE ROLE OF GROWTH AND RELATED ECONOMIC FACTORS [274 pp]
A Classical Theories
1. Larry A. Sjaastad (1962), ‘The Costs and Returns of Human Migration’
2. John R. Harris and Michael P. Todaro (1970), ‘Migration, Unemployment and Development: A Two-Sector Analysis’
3. Jacob Mincer (1978), ‘Family Migration Decisions’
4. Oded Stark and David Levhari (1982), ‘On Migration and Risk in LDCs’
5. Oded Stark and J. Edward Taylor (1989), ‘Relative Deprivation and International Migration’
6. Barry R. Chiswick (1999), ‘Are Immigrants Favorably Self-Selected?’

B Empirical Evidence
7. George J. Borjas (1987), ‘Self-Selection and the Earnings of Immigrants’
8. Michael J. Greenwood and Gary L. Hunt (1989), ‘Jobs versus Amenities in the Analysis of Metropolitan Migration’
9. Michael Vogler and Ralph Rotte (2000), ‘The Effects of Development on Migration: Theoretical Issues and New Empirical Evidence’
10. Peder J. Pedersen, Mariola Pytlikova and Nina Smith (2008), ‘Selection and Network Effects – Migration Flows into OECD Countries 1990–2000’
11. Anna Maria Mayda (2009), ‘International Migration: A Panel Data Analysis of the Determinants of Bilateral Flows’
12. Mathias Czaika and Krisztina Kis-Katos (2009), ‘Civil Conflict and Displacement: Village-Level Determinants of Forced Migration in Aceh’

C Return Migration
13. Yaohui Zhao (2002), ‘Causes and Consequences of Return Migration: Recent Evidence from China’
14. Christian Dustmann (2003), ‘Return Migration, Wage Differentials, and the Optimal Migration Duration’
15. Dean Yang (2006), ‘Why do Migrants Return to Poor Countries? Evidence from Philippine Migrants’ Responses to Exchange Rate Shocks’

PART II THE DIRECT AND INDIRECT EFFECTS OF IMMIGRATION ON ECONOMIC GROWTH: MULTIPLE CHANNELS
A Labour Markets
16. David Card (1990), ‘The Impact of the Mariel Boatlift on the Miami Labor Market’
17. Jennifer Hunt (1992), ‘The Impact of the 1962 Repatriates from Algeria on the French Labor Market’
18. George J. Borjas (1995), ‘The Economic Benefits from Immigration’
19. Rachel M. Friedberg (2001), ‘The Impact of Mass Migration on the Israeli Labor Market’
20. David Card (2001), ‘Immigrant Inflows, Native Outflows, and the Local Labor Market Impacts of Higher Immigration’

B Fiscal Impact
21. Alan J. Auerbach and Philip Oreopoulos (1999), ‘Analyzing the Fiscal Impact of U.S. Immigration’
22. Kjetil Storesletten (2000), ‘Sustaining Fiscal Policy through Immigration’
23. Ronald Lee and Timothy Miller (2000), ‘Immigration, Social Security, and Broader Fiscal Impacts’
24. Assaf Razin, Efraim Sadka and Phillip Swagel (2002), ‘Tax Burden and Migration: A Political Economy Theory and Evidence’

C Technology and Innovation
25. William R. Kerr (2008), ‘Ethnic Scientific Communities and International Technology Diffusion’
26. Jennifer Hunt and Marjolaine Gauthier-Loiselle (2010), ‘How Much Does Immigration Boost Innovation?’
27. William R. Kerr (2010), ‘Breakthrough Inventions and Migrating Clusters of Innovation’
28. Jennifer Hunt (2011), ‘Which Immigrants Are Most Innovative and Entrepreneurial? Distinctions by Entry Visa’

PART III THE DIRECT AND INDIRECT EFFECTS OF EMIGRATION ON ECONOMIC GROWTH: MULTIPLE CHANNELS
A Brain Drain and Brain Gain
29. Robert E.B. Lucas (1987), ‘Emigration to South Africa's Mines’
30. Michel Beine, Frédéric Docquier and Hillel Rapoport (2001), ‘Brain Drain and Economic Growth: Theory and Evidence’
31. Oded Stark (2004), ‘Rethinking the Brain Drain’
32. Michel Beine, Frédéric Docquier and Cecily Oden-Defoort (2011), ‘A Panel Data Analysis of the Brain Gain’

B Remittances
33. Richard H. Adams Jr. and John Page (2005), ‘Do International Migration and Remittances Reduce Poverty in Developing Countries?’
34. Carlos Vargas-Silva (2008), ‘Are Remittances Manna from Heaven? A Look at the Business Cycle Properties of Remittances’
35. Natalia Catrinescu, Miguel Leon-Ledesma, Matloob Piracha and Bryce Quillin (2009), ‘Remittances, Institutions, and Economic Growth’
36. Paola Giuliano and Marta Ruiz-Arranz (2009), ‘Remittances, Financial Development, and Growth’

PART IV MIGRATION, LONG-TERM GROWTH AND CONVERGENCE
37. Richard A. Easterlin (1966), ‘Economic-Demographic Interactions and Long Swings in Economic Growth’
38. Robert J. Barro and Xavier Sala-I-Martin (1991), ‘Convergence Across States and Regions’
39. John F. Helliwell (1996), ‘Convergence and Migration among Provinces’
40. Alan M. Taylor and Jeffrey G. Williamson (1997), ‘Convergence in the Age of Mass Migration’