A Gravity Model of Immigration

This paper develops a gravity model of immigration. Tests of the model using panel data for 16 OECD countries for 1991–2000 confirm the model's high explanatory power, and examples illustrate its usefulness for testing other hypothesized determinants of immigration.

Publication Information
Article Title: A Gravity Model of Immigration
Journal: Economics Letters (2008)
99, 164-167
Author(s): van den Berg, Hendrik
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van den Berg, Hendrik
van den Berg, Hendrik
  • Economic Development
  • Heterodox Economics
  • International Finance
  • Open-Economy Macroeconomics
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