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Working paper

Trade and Migration to New Zealand (WP 04/18)

Issue date: 
Wednesday, 1 September 2004
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JEL classification: 
F00 - International Economics: General
F10 - Trade: General
F14 - Empirical Studies of Trade
F22 - International Migration

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This paper examines the hypothesis that a greater stock of migrants in New Zealand from a particular country leads to more trade between that country and New Zealand.


Thank you to William Greene, Dean Hyslop, Jacques Poot, Jim Rose, Richard Downing, Philip Liu, members of Treasury’s Applied Econometrics Group, and our colleagues in the Policy Coordination and Development Section for their contributions to this paper. This paper has also benefited from comments received in seminars given at Canterbury and Otago Universities, The New Zealand Association of Economists conference, The New Zealand Econometrics Study Group and the Australasian Meeting of the Econometric Society.


The views, opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this Working Paper are strictly those of the authors. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the New Zealand Treasury. The New Zealand Treasury takes no responsibility for any errors or omissions in, or for the correctness of, the information contained in this Working Paper. The paper is presented not as policy, but to inform and stimulate wider debate.

Last updated: 
Friday, 26 October 2007