MIGRATION PATTERNS IN EASTERN EUROPE AND THE WORLD: A GRAVITY APPROACH

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Elliott Parker

Abstract

This study uses a UN dataset of foreign-born residents in and from 154 different countries, available every fifth year since 1990, to estimate an augmented gravity model for Eastern Europe and the world. Migration responds to higher incomes in the host country, though the effect diminishes with income. Unlike the rest of the world, East European migration increases with the exchange rate in the host and higher incomes in the origin, but not with political autocracy or conflict in the origin country. Controlling for these differences, Eastern Europe has fewer immigrants and emigrants than the model would otherwise predict.

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Parker, E. (2020). MIGRATION PATTERNS IN EASTERN EUROPE AND THE WORLD: A GRAVITY APPROACH. The South East European Journal of Economics and Business, 15(1), 66-79. Retrieved from http://journal.efsa.unsa.ba/index.php/see/article/view/1245
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Scientific and Professional papers: Economics and Business
Author Biography

Elliott Parker, University of Nevada, Reno

Elliott Parker, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Economics
University of Nevada, Reno
E-mail: eparker@unr.edu
Address: 1664 N. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89557 USA