Migration, Knowledge Diffusion and the Comparative Advantage of Nations

  title={Migration, Knowledge Diffusion and the Comparative Advantage of Nations},
  author={Dany Bahar and Hillel Rapoport},
  journal={Wiley-Blackwell: Economic Journal},
  • Dany Bahar, H. Rapoport
  • Published 24 February 2016
  • Business, Economics, Sociology
  • Wiley-Blackwell: Economic Journal
Do migrants shape the dynamic comparative advantage of their sending and receiving countries? To answer this question we study the drivers of knowledge diffusion by looking at the dynamics of the export basket of countries, with particular focus on migration. The fact that knowledge diffusion requires direct human interaction implies that the international diffusion of knowledge should follow the pattern of international migration. This is what this paper documents. Our main finding is that… 
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