N ° 2009-06 Product complexity , quality of institutions and the pro-trade effect of immigrants

@inproceedings{Briant2009N2,
  title={N ° 2009-06 Product complexity , quality of institutions and the pro-trade effect of immigrants},
  author={A. J. Briant and Pierre-Philippe Combes and Miren Lafourcade},
  year={2009}
}
The paper assesses the trade-creating impact of foreign-born residents on the international imports and exports of the French regions where they are settled. The pro-trade effect of immigrants is investigated along two intertwined dimensions: the complexity of traded goods and the quality of institutions in partner countries. The trade-enhancing impact of immigrants is, on average, more salient when they come from a country with weak institutions. However, this positive impact is especially… CONTINUE READING

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