International Import Competition and the Decision to Migrate: Evidence from Mexico

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International Import Competition and the Decision to Migrate: Evidence from Mexico. / Majlesi, Kaveh; Narciso, Gaia.

Department of Economics, Lund Universtiy, 2015. (Working Paper / Department of Economics, School of Economics and Management, Lund University; Nr. 25).

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Majlesi, K & Narciso, G 2015 'International Import Competition and the Decision to Migrate: Evidence from Mexico' Working Paper / Department of Economics, School of Economics and Management, Lund University, nr. 25, Department of Economics, Lund Universtiy.

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Majlesi, K., & Narciso, G. (2015). International Import Competition and the Decision to Migrate: Evidence from Mexico. (Working Paper / Department of Economics, School of Economics and Management, Lund University; Nr. 25). Department of Economics, Lund Universtiy.

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Majlesi K, Narciso G. 2015. International Import Competition and the Decision to Migrate: Evidence from Mexico. Department of Economics, Lund Universtiy. (Working Paper / Department of Economics, School of Economics and Management, Lund University; 25).

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Majlesi, Kaveh och Gaia Narciso International Import Competition and the Decision to Migrate: Evidence from Mexico. Working Paper / Department of Economics, School of Economics and Management, Lund University; 25. Department of Economics, Lund Universtiy. 2015., 35 s.

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Majlesi K, Narciso G. International Import Competition and the Decision to Migrate: Evidence from Mexico. Department of Economics, Lund Universtiy. 2015. (Working Paper / Department of Economics, School of Economics and Management, Lund University; 25).

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Majlesi, Kaveh ; Narciso, Gaia. / International Import Competition and the Decision to Migrate: Evidence from Mexico. Department of Economics, Lund Universtiy, 2015. (Working Paper / Department of Economics, School of Economics and Management, Lund University; 25).

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TY - UNPB

T1 - International Import Competition and the Decision to Migrate: Evidence from Mexico

AU - Majlesi, Kaveh

AU - Narciso, Gaia

PY - 2015

Y1 - 2015

N2 - We analyze the effects of the increase in China’s import competition on Mexican domestic and international migration. We exploit the variation in exposure to competition from China, following its accession to the WTO in 2001, across Mexican municipalities and estimate the effect of international competition on the individual decision to migrate. Controlling for individual and municipality features, we find that individuals living in municipalities more exposed to Chinese import competition are more likely to migrate to other municipalities within Mexico, while a negative effect is found on the decision to migrate to the US. In particular, we find that Chinese import competition reduces migrants’ negative self-selection: the rising international competition lowers the likelihood of low-educated, low-income people to migrate to the US, by making them more financially constrained.

AB - We analyze the effects of the increase in China’s import competition on Mexican domestic and international migration. We exploit the variation in exposure to competition from China, following its accession to the WTO in 2001, across Mexican municipalities and estimate the effect of international competition on the individual decision to migrate. Controlling for individual and municipality features, we find that individuals living in municipalities more exposed to Chinese import competition are more likely to migrate to other municipalities within Mexico, while a negative effect is found on the decision to migrate to the US. In particular, we find that Chinese import competition reduces migrants’ negative self-selection: the rising international competition lowers the likelihood of low-educated, low-income people to migrate to the US, by making them more financially constrained.

KW - China

KW - WTO

KW - Mexico

KW - Trade

KW - Migration

KW - Import competition

M3 - Working paper

T3 - Working Paper / Department of Economics, School of Economics and Management, Lund University

BT - International Import Competition and the Decision to Migrate: Evidence from Mexico

PB - Department of Economics, Lund Universtiy

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