On the pro-trade effects of immigrants

@article{Bratti2012OnTP,
  title={On the pro-trade effects of immigrants},
  author={Massimiliano Bratti and Luca de Benedictis and Gianluca Santoni},
  journal={Review of World Economics},
  year={2012},
  volume={150},
  pages={557-594}
}
This paper investigates the causal effect of immigration on trade flows using Italian panel data at the province level. We exploit the exceptional characteristics of the Italian data (the fine geographical disaggregation, the very high number of countries of origin of immigrants, the high heterogeneity of social and economic characteristics of Italian provinces, and the absence of cultural or historical ties with the countries where immigrants come from) coupled with the use of a wide set of… 

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