International labor and capital flows: complements or substitutes?

Kugler, Maurice and Rapoport, Hillel (2007) International labor and capital flows: complements or substitutes? Economics Letters, 94, (2), 155-162. (doi:10.1016/j.econlet.2006.06.023).


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In a global context, foreign direct investment (FDI) and migration substitute one another in the matching process between workers and firms. Yet, migrants provide information about future investment opportunities in their country of origin. Evidence from U.S. data is consistent with contemporaneous substitutability and dynamic complementarity between migration and FDI.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1016/j.econlet.2006.06.023
ISSNs: 0165-1765 (print)
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Keywords: FDI, skilled migration, business networks
Subjects: J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Economics
ePrint ID: 48089
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
February 2007Published
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2007
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:24

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