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Forced migration and food crises

Federico Carril-Caccia, Jordi Paniagua () and Marta Suárez-Varela
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Federico Carril-Caccia: University of Granada

No 2227, Working Papers from Banco de España

Abstract: There is growing concern about the increase in food insecurity across the world, but little is known of its economic implications. This paper quantifies the effect of food crises on forced international migration (FIM) flows using a structural gravity model. To this end, we use a database that measures the severity, intensity and causes of food crises. The results suggest that even less severe food crises tend to increase FIM flows. More severe food crises tend to skew FIM flows towards developing countries. The results obtained appear to indicate that food crises tighten liquidity constraints on migration and that these constraints worsen as the food crisis intensifies.

Keywords: forced migration; food security; gravity equation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F22 O15 Q18 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 40 pages
Date: 2022-07
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-agr, nep-dev, nep-int and nep-ure
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