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The Estimation and Interpretation of Coefficients in Panel Gravity Models of Migration

Michael Cameron () and Jacques Poot

Working Papers in Economics from University of Waikato

Abstract: We demonstrate that the conventional OLS and fixed effects estimators of gravity models of migration are biased, and that the interpretation of coefficients in the fixed effects model is typically incorrect. We present a new best linear unbiased estimator for gravity models of migration.

Keywords: gross migration flows; gravity model; New Zealand (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O15 R23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 7 pages
Date: 2018-01-15
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-ecm, nep-geo, nep-int and nep-ure
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