Journal of International Migration and Integration/Revue de l'integration et de la migration internationale
This article examines the pro-trade influence of immigrants using data on state-level exports from the 48 contiguous USA to 28 countries during the year 1993. Immigrants from lesser developed countries are found to exert stronger proportional effects on state-level exports relative to the immigrants from more developed countries. Calculation of absolute immigrant effects at state, regional and national levels also reveal influences of immigrants from developing countries are of greater magnitude; however, results depend on the metric employed to categorize countries as developing or developed. The findings emphasize the importance of immigrants’ connections to business and social networks and allow for an improved understanding of the role that information asymmetries play in fomenting opportunities for immigrants to enhance trade.
White, R., & Tadesse, B. (2009). Immigration, Trade and Home Country Development: State-Level Variation in the US Immigrant-Export Link. Journal of International Migration and Integration/Revue de l'integration et de la migration internationale, 10 (2) Retrieved from https://poetcommons.whittier.edu/econ/16