Regional Economic Growth, Migration, and Convergence in Iran

17 Pages Posted: 21 Jun 2011

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Mansour Khalili Araghi

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Teymur Rahmani

University of Tehran

Date Written: June 19, 2011

Abstract

Migration is the cause and the effect of many economic problems. Although there are many determinants for migration within a country, but the main determinant seems to be searching for better economic conditions. Migration has some consequences for economic growth and especially for regional convergence within a country that labor movement is not deterred by political borders. Neoclassical growth model predicts convergence and the positive effect of migration on convergence. But new growth models do not have unique implication for the effect of migration on regional convergence. Therefore, the effect of migration on regional convergence remains an empirical question. We examine the regional convergence and the effect of migration on regional convergence. Our findings imply the negative effect of migration on regional convergence. We have some explanation for our results.

Suggested Citation

Araghi, Mansour Khalili and Rahmani, Teymur, Regional Economic Growth, Migration, and Convergence in Iran (June 19, 2011). Society of Interdisciplinary Business Research (SIBR) 2011 Conference on Interdisciplinary Business Research, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1867846 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1867846

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