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dc.contributor.authorBahar, Dany
dc.contributor.authorRapoport, Hillel
dc.contributor.authorTurati, Riccardo
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-09T14:03:29Z
dc.date.issued2020-03
dc.identifier.citationBahar, Dany, Hillel Rapoport, and Riccardo Turati. “Does Birthplace affect Economic Complexity? Cross-country Evidence.” CID Research Fellow and Graduate Student Working Paper Series 2020.125, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, March 2020.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://nrs.harvard.edu/URN-3:HUL.INSTREPOS:37366848*
dc.description.abstractWe empirically investigate the relationship between a country’s economic complexity and the diversity in the birthplaces of its immigrants. Our cross-country analysis suggests that countries with higher birthplace diversity by one standard deviation are more economically complex by 0.1 to 0.18 standard deviations above the mean. This holds particularly for diversity among highly educated migrants and for countries at intermediate levels of economic complexity. We address endogeneity concerns by instrumenting diversity through predicted stocks from a pseudo-gravity model as well as from a standard shift-share approach. Finally, we provide evidence suggesting that birthplace diversity boosts economic complexity by increasing the diversification of the host country’s export basket.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherCenter for International Development at Harvard Universityen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttps://www.hks.harvard.edu/centers/cid/publications/fellow-graduate-student-working-papersen_US
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dc.titleDoes Birthplace Diversity Affect Economic Complexity? Cross-country Evidenceen_US
dc.typeResearch Paper or Reporten_US
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dc.relation.journalCID Research Fellow and Graduate Student Working Paper Seriesen_US
dc.date.available2021-02-09T14:03:29Z
dash.contributor.affiliatedRapoport, Hillel
dash.contributor.affiliatedBahar, Dany


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