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Immigration Policy and Remittance Behaviour

Piracha, Matloob and Tani, Massimiliano and Tchuente, Guy (2017) Immigration Policy and Remittance Behaviour. Discussion paper. Institute of Labor Economics (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:65073)

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Abstract

his paper analyses the impact of a change in Australia's immigration policy, introduced in the mid-1990s, on migrants' remittance behaviour. More precisely, we compare the remittance behaviour of two cohorts who entered Australia before and after the policy change, which consists of stricter entry requirements. Our empirical strategy uses conditional difference-in-differences in the presence of interactive fixed-effects. We first show that Bai's (2009) least squares estimator and conditional difference-in-differences are biased if used on their own. We then derive conditions that are required to obtain a consistent estimator using a combination of conditional difference-in-differences and Bai's (2009) least squares estimator.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion paper)
Uncontrolled keywords: immigration, treatment effect, difference-in-differences
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: Guy Tchuente Nguembu
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2017 12:35 UTC
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2021 15:23 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/65073 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Piracha, Matloob: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0885-349X
Tchuente, Guy: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8507-3337
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