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dc.contributor.authorAburn, Amelia
dc.contributor.authorWesselbaum, Dennis
dc.date.available2017-04-10T02:33:26Z
dc.date.copyright2017-04
dc.identifier.citationAburn, A., & Wesselbaum, D. (2017). Gone with the Wind: International Migration (Economics Discussion Papers Series No. 1708). University of Otago. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/7285en
dc.identifier.issn1178-2293
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/7285
dc.description.abstractThis paper adds to the literature on the determinants of international migration. First, we offer a joint analysis of the driving forces of migration capturing year-to-year variations and long-run effects. Second, we analyze the dynamic response of migration to shocks to its determinants. We start by presenting a theoretical model that allows us to model migration as an augmented gravity equation. We then construct a rich panel data set with 16 destination and 198 origin countries between 1980 and 2014. Most importantly, we find that climate change is a more important driver than income and political freedom together. Our results imply that a large time dimension is key to understand the effects of climate change. We then estimate a panel vectorautoregressive model showing that the dynamic response of migration is very different across shocks to different driving forces. Our findings carry implications for national and international immigration policies.en_NZ
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherUniversity of Otagoen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEconomics Discussion Papers Seriesen_NZ
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/*
dc.subjectClimate Change,en_NZ
dc.subjectDeterminantsen_NZ
dc.subjectDynamic Effectsen_NZ
dc.subjectInternational Migrationen_NZ
dc.titleGone with the Wind: International Migrationen_NZ
dc.typeDiscussion Paperen_NZ
dc.date.updated2017-04-09T23:09:49Z
otago.schoolOtago Business School / Department of Economicsen_NZ
otago.openaccessOpenen_NZ
otago.relation.number1708en_NZ
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