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Immigration, Growth and Unemployment: Panel VAR Evidence from OECD Countries


Ekrame Boubtane


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Dramane Coulibaly


Université Paris X Nanterre; Centre d'Etudes Prospectives et d'Info. Internationales (CEPII)

Christophe Rault


University of Orleans; Université d'Évry - Centre D'Etudes des Politiques Economiques et de L'Emploi (EPEE); Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne - Equipe Universitaire de Recherche en Economie Quantitative (EUREQUA); Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA); CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)


IZA Discussion Paper No. 6966

Abstract:     
This paper examines empirically the interaction between immigration and host country economic conditions. We employ panel VAR techniques to use a large annual dataset on 22 OECD countries over the period 1987-2009. The VAR approach allows to addresses the endogeneity problem by allowing the endogenous interaction between the variables in the system. Our results provide evidence of migration contribution to host economic prosperity (positive impact on GDP per capita and negative impact on aggregate unemployment, native- and foreign-born unemployment rates). We also find that migration is influenced by host economic conditions (migration responds positively to host GDP per capita and negatively to host total unemployment rate).

Number of Pages in PDF File: 30

Keywords: unemployment, growth, immigration, panel VAR

JEL Classification: E20, F22, J61

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Date posted: November 3, 2012  

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Boubtane, Ekrame and Coulibaly, Dramane and Rault, Christophe, Immigration, Growth and Unemployment: Panel VAR Evidence from OECD Countries. IZA Discussion Paper No. 6966. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2170654

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Ekrame Boubtane (Contact Author)
affiliation not provided to SSRN
Dramane Coulibaly
University of Paris 10 Nanterre ( email )
92, av. de la République, Nanterre
Room G301, Building G
Paris, Nanterre Cedex 92001
France
Centre d'Etudes Prospectives et d'Info. Internationales (CEPII)
France
Christophe Rault
University of Orleans
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Orleans, Orleans cedex 2 45067
France
Université d'Évry - Centre D'Etudes des Politiques Economiques et de L'Emploi (EPEE) ( email )
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University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne - Equipe Universitaire de Recherche en Economie Quantitative (EUREQUA) ( email )
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