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Does immigration boost per capita income?

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  • Gabriel Felbermayr, Hohenheim University, Germany
  • Sanne Hiller
  • Davide Sala, Denmark
Using a cross-section of countries, we adapt Frankel and Romer's (1999) IV strategy to international labor mobility. Controlling for institutional quality, trade, and financial openness, we establish a robust and non-negative causal effect of immigration on real per capita income.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEconomics Letters
Pages (from-to)177-179
Publication statusPublished - 2010

    Research areas

  • Gravity model, International trade, International migration, Cross-country income regression

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