This paper assesses the diaspora effects of the Italian mass emigration of the late 19th-early 20th centuries on exports of Italian regions in the 2000s. We find statistically significant elasticities of exports to overseas economies on average higher than those estimated for European countries. The variability of the results across categories of exports provides indirect evidence on the presence of a preference effect of migrants to Argentina, while the information effect is more significant for migrants in the United States. Overall, the results suggest the new idea of searching for pro-trade effects of migration in the long run.

Long-run pro-trade effects of diasporas: evidence on Italian regions

Petraglia, Carmelo;Vecchione, Gaetano
2021

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This paper assesses the diaspora effects of the Italian mass emigration of the late 19th-early 20th centuries on exports of Italian regions in the 2000s. We find statistically significant elasticities of exports to overseas economies on average higher than those estimated for European countries. The variability of the results across categories of exports provides indirect evidence on the presence of a preference effect of migrants to Argentina, while the information effect is more significant for migrants in the United States. Overall, the results suggest the new idea of searching for pro-trade effects of migration in the long run.
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