On the pro-trade effects of immigrants

  title={On the pro-trade effects of immigrants},
  author={Massimiliano Bratti and L. D. Benedictis and G. Santoni},
  journal={Review of World Economics},
  • Massimiliano Bratti, L. D. Benedictis, G. Santoni
  • Published 2014
  • Economics
  • Review of World Economics
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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