Chapter 18

Migration, International Trade, and Capital Formation

Cause or Effect?

Gabriel Felbermayr*; Volker Grossmann; Wilhelm Kohler    * IFO Institute – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research, University of Munich, Poschingerstr. 5, D-81679 Munich, Germany University of Fribourg, Bd. de Pérolles 90, CH-1700 Fribourg, Switzerland University of Tübingen, Mohlstrasse 36, D-72074 Tübingen, Germany


In this chapter, we provide an overview of the relationship between international migration and international trade as well as capital movements. We start out by identifying key issues through a brief comparison between modern migration and the mass migration of the nineteenth century, followed by a review of insights that can be ...

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