Do high-skill immigrants raise productivity? Evidence from Israeli manufacturing firms, 1990-1999

@article{Paserman2008DoHI,
  title={Do high-skill immigrants raise productivity? Evidence from Israeli manufacturing firms, 1990-1999},
  author={M. Daniele Paserman},
  journal={IZA Journal of Migration},
  year={2008},
  volume={2},
  pages={1-31}
}
  • M. Paserman
  • Published 1 July 2008
  • Economics
  • IZA Journal of Migration
AbstractThis paper exploits the episode provided by the mass migration from the former Soviet Union to Israel in the 1990s to study the effect high skill immigration on productivity. Using a unique data set on manufacturing firms, I investigate directly whether firms and industries with a higher concentration of immigrants experienced increases in productivity. The analysis finds no correlation between immigrant concentration and productivity at the firm level in cross-sectional and pooled… 

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