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          Social Interactions of Migrants and Trade Outcomes (English)
          Working paper by Tai, Silvio H. T., 2009, 23 pages
          Categories: Migration and Development, Trade Policy Analysis and Trade Data Sources

          This paper investigates the social interactions performed by immigrants in France. A framework for immigrant’s choice of location is based on recent studies on non-market interactions which explains how migrants concentrate. Applying data on the distribution of immigrants in 95 French provinces, the social interactions are subsequently estimated. This “social component” of migration is then tested on international trade, providing a direct measure of the impact of social networks on the economy.

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