Immigration and Economic Growth in the OECD Countries, 1986-2006

  title={Immigration and Economic Growth in the OECD Countries, 1986-2006},
  author={Ekrame Boubtane and J. Dumont and C. Rault},
  journal={European Economics: Labor & Social Conditions eJournal},
  • Ekrame Boubtane, J. Dumont, C. Rault
  • Published 2013
  • Economics
  • European Economics: Labor & Social Conditions eJournal
  • This paper presents a reappraisal of the impact of migration on economic growth for 22 OECD countries between 1986 and 2006. It is based on a unique dataset that enables to distinguish net migration of the native-born and foreign-born by skill level. Migration is introduced in an augmented Solow-Swan model and the results are obtained using a GMM estimation, in order to deal with the potential endogeneity of the migration variables. In this framework, we identify a positive impact of the human… CONTINUE READING
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