Emigration and Democracy

  title={Emigration and Democracy},
  author={F. Docquier and E. Lodigiani and H. Rapoport and M. Schiff},
  journal={Labor: Human Capital eJournal},
  • F. Docquier, E. Lodigiani, +1 author M. Schiff
  • Published 2011
  • Economics, Political Science
  • Labor: Human Capital eJournal
  • Migration is an important yet neglected determinant of institutions. This paper documents the channels through which emigration affects home country institutions and considers dynamic-panel regressions for a large sample of developing countries. The authors find that emigration and human capital both increase democracy and economic freedom. This implies that unskilled (skilled) emigration has a positive (ambiguous) impact on institutional quality. Simulations show an impact of skilled… CONTINUE READING
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