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Are Remittances Insurance? Evidence from Rainfall Shocks in the Philippines

Dean Yang and HwaJung Choi.

in The World Bank Economic Review

June 2007; p ublished online May 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; International Factor Movements and International Business; International Finance; Economic Development. 10719 words.

Do remittances sent by overseas migrants serve as insurance for recipient households? In a study of how remittances from overseas respond to income shocks experienced by Philippine...

Brain Drain in Developing Countries

Frédéric Docquier, Olivier Lohest and Abdeslam Marfouk.

in The World Bank Economic Review

June 2007; p ublished online June 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Factor Movements and International Business; Economic Development; Demand and Supply of Labour. 8653 words.

An original data set on international migration by educational attainment for 1990 and 2000 is used to analyze the determinants of brain drain from developing countries. The analysis starts...

Can Survey Evidence Shed Light on Spillovers from Foreign Direct Investment?

Beata S. Javorcik.

in The World Bank Research Observer

January 2008; p ublished online June 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; International Factor Movements and International Business; Development Planning and Policy. 6826 words.

Although some economists remain skeptical of the existence of positive externalities associated with foreign direct investment (FDI), many countries spend large sums attracting foreign...

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Care regimes and national employment models

Annamaria Simonazzi.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

March 2009; p ublished online November 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; International Factor Movements and International Business; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs; Economic Development. 10825 words.

Rapid population ageing has dramatically increased the social and economic cost of elderly care. As a consequence of the search for cost effectiveness/reduction we observe a convergence in...

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Causality between FDI and Financial Market Development: Evidence from Emerging Markets

Issouf Soumaré and Fulbert Tchana Tchana.

in The World Bank Economic Review

June 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Factor Movements and International Business; Economic Development. 3350 words.

This paper studies the causal relationship between foreign direct investment (FDI) and financial market development (FMD) using panel data from emerging markets. Most studies of the...

Chinese and Indian MNEs’ shopping spree in advanced countries. How good is it for their innovative output?

Vito Amendolagine, Elisa Giuliani, Arianna Martinelli and Roberta Rabellotti.

in Journal of Economic Geography

September 2018; p ublished online October 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development; Technological Change; Research and Development; International Factor Movements and International Business. 13331 words.

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Do emerging-market multinational enterprises (EMNEs) innovate after they have acquired advanced countries’ innovative firms and have invested in...

Collecting the Pieces of the FDI Knowledge Spillovers Puzzle

Roger Smeets.

in The World Bank Research Observer

January 2008; p ublished online March 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; International Factor Movements and International Business. 11156 words.

Recent surveys of the empirical literature have concluded that the evidence is mixed on the magnitude, direction, and even existence of knowledge spillovers from foreign direct investment...

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Competing for talent: global mobility, immigration and the City of London’s labour market

Jonathan V. Beaverstock and Sarah Hall.

in Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society

July 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Factor Movements and International Business; International Financial Markets; Economic Development. 7602 words.

The City of London’s competitiveness is founded on its global talent pool and ability to attract and retain workers of all nationalities. Drawing on ONS Long-Term International Migration...

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Competitive harm in global supply chains: assessing current responses and identifying potential future responses

David J Gerber.

in Journal of Antitrust Enforcement

April 2018; p ublished online September 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: General Economics; History of Economic Thought (1925 onwards); Microeconomics; Production and Organizations; Market Structure and Pricing; Analysis of Collective Decision-making; Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; International Factor Movements and International Business; International Relations and International Political Economy; Economics; Public Economics; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Law and Economics; Business and Management; Economic History; Economic Development. 9996 words.

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Global supply (or ‘value’) chains add much to the value of global markets, offering benefits to both producers and consumers. Yet, global supply...

Determinants and Macroeconomic Impact of Remittances in Sub-Saharan Africa

Raju Jan Singh, Markus Haacker, Kyung-woo Lee and Maëlan Le Goff.

in Journal of African Economies

March 2011; p ublished online October 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Factor Movements and International Business; Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment; Economic Development; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; International Finance; Economywide Country Studies; Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance. 8176 words.

This paper investigates the determinants and the macroeconomic role of remittances in sub-Saharan Africa. It assembles the most comprehensive data set available so far on remittances in the...

Determinants of foreign land acquisitions in low- and middle-income countries

Jann Lay and Kerstin Nolte.

in Journal of Economic Geography

January 2018; p ublished online June 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Factor Movements and International Business; Economic Development; Agricultural Economics; Non-renewable Resources and Conservation. 12267 words.

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This article analyses the determinants of growing demand for agricultural land in developing countries. We propose some determinants that are specific...

The Determinants of Migration from Sub-Saharan African Countries

Wim Naudé.

in Journal of African Economies

June 2010; p ublished online March 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Factor Movements and International Business; Economic Development; Non-renewable Resources and Conservation; Environmental Economics; Household Analysis; Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies. 8851 words.

This paper investigates the determinants of migration from 45 Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries over the period 1965–2005. The significant determinants are armed conflict and lack of job...

Diasporas and conflict

Fabio Mariani, Marion Mercier and Thierry Verdier.

in Journal of Economic Geography

July 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Factor Movements and International Business; Analysis of Collective Decision-making; Economic Development. 13763 words.

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We build a model of conflict in which two groups contest a resource and must decide on the optimal allocation of labor between fighting and productive...

Discussion of Growth and Foreign Direct Investment: Does Policy Play a Role?

V.V. Chari.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

August 2004; p ublished online August 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Trade; International Factor Movements and International Business; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Economic Development. 1668 words.

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Do Migrants Improve Governance at Home? Evidence from a Voting Experiment

Catia Batista and Pedro C. Vicente.

in The World Bank Economic Review

February 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Factor Movements and International Business; Economic Development; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Capitalist Systems. 8472 words.

Can international migration promote better institutions at home by raising the demand for political accountability? A behavioral measure of the population's desire for better governance was...

Drivers and impacts in the globalization of corporate R&D: an introduction based on the European experience

Pietro Moncada-Paternò-Castello, Marco Vivarelli and Peter Voigt.

in Industrial and Corporate Change

April 2011; p ublished online April 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; International Factor Movements and International Business; Production and Organizations; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 6133 words.

The globalization of R&D activities has continued its growth path as companies are increasingly trying to capture knowledge and market opportunities internationally. The rapid evolution of...

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The Effect of Refugee Inflows on Host Communities: Evidence from Tanzania

Jennifer Alix-Garcia and David Saah.

in The World Bank Economic Review

February 2010; p ublished online November 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development; International Factor Movements and International Business; Household Analysis; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics. 8262 words.

Despite the large and growing number of humanitarian emergencies, there is little economic research on the impact of refugees and internally displaced people on the communities that receive...

The Elusive Gains from International Financial Integration

Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas and Olivier Jeanne.

in The Review of Economic Studies

July 2006; p ublished online July 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment; International Factor Movements and International Business; Economic Development. 12801 words.

Standard theoretical arguments tell us that countries with relatively little capital benefit from financial integration as foreign capital flows in and speeds up the process of convergence....

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Evidence on Policies to Increase the Development Impacts of International Migration

David McKenzie and Dean Yang.

in The World Bank Research Observer

August 2015; p ublished online January 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Factor Movements and International Business; Economic Development. 15185 words.

International migration offers individuals and their families the potential to experience immediate and large gains in their incomes and offers a number of other positive benefits to the...

The evolution of entrepreneurial ecosystems and the critical role of migrants. A Phase-Model based on a Study of IT startups in the Greater Tel Aviv Area

Susann Schäfer and Sebastian Henn.

in Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society

June 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies; Entrepreneurship; Economic Development; International Factor Movements and International Business. 8823 words.

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Unlike existing studies on entrepreneurial ecosystems that focus on the internal dynamics of such systems, this article argues that entrepreneurial...