Emigration and Democracy

@article{Docquier2011EmigrationAD,
  title={Emigration and Democracy},
  author={Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Docquier and Elisabetta Lodigiani and Hillel Rapoport and Maurice Schiff},
  journal={Labor: Public Policy \& Regulation eJournal},
  year={2011}
}
International migration is an important determinant of institutions, not considered so far in the development literature. Using cross-sectional and panel estimation for a large sample of developing countries, we find that openness to emigration has a positive effect on home-country institutional development (as measured by standard democracy indices). The results are robust to a wide range of specifications and identification methods. Remarkably, the cross-sectional estimates are fully in line… Expand
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