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The Effect of Democracy on Migration: A Panel Data Approach

Azad, Kalam (2020): The Effect of Democracy on Migration: A Panel Data Approach.

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Abstract

We study the effect of democracy on migration using different panel data estimators. Our analysis controls for persistence in migration and country fixed effects. Employing the dynamic fixed effects estimation, we find a significantly positive and robust effect of democracy on migration. Our baseline results show that migration increases by 29\% in the long-run due to democracy. When addressing the endogeneity of democracy with instruments, our models provide comparable results.

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