The Contribution of Migration to Economic Development in Holland 1570–1800

when 2013
who Péter Földvári
Bas van Leeuwen
Jan Luiten van Zanden
what journal De Economist
what paper The Contribution of Migration to Economic Development in Holland 1570–1800
language 英文

involved project member(s)

Bas van Leeuwen Peter Foldvari
   

abstract

Migration always played an important role in Dutch society. However, little quantitative evidence on its effect on economic development is known for the period before the twentieth century even though some stories exist about their effect on the Golden Age. Applying a VAR analysis on a new dataset on migration and growth for the period 1570–1800, we find that migration had a positive effect on factor accumulation during the whole period, and a positive direct effect on the per capita income during the Golden Age. This seems to confirm those studies that claim that the Dutch economy during its Golden Age at least partially benefitted from immigration.

keywords

Economic growth,Immigration,Holland,Endogenous development,Human capital

citation format

MLA
Foldvari, Peter, Bas van Leeuwen, and Jan Luiten van Zanden. “The Contribution of Migration to Economic Development in Holland 1570–1800.” De Economist (2013): 1-18.
APA Foldvari, P., van Leeuwen, B., & van Zanden, J. L. (2013). The Contribution of Migration to Economic Development in Holland 1570–1800. De Economist, 1-18.
Chicago Foldvari, Peter, Bas van Leeuwen, and Jan Luiten van Zanden. “The Contribution of Migration to Economic Development in Holland 1570–1800.” De Economist (2013): 1-18.
Harvard Foldvari, P., van Leeuwen, B. and van Zanden, J.L., 2013. The Contribution of Migration to Economic Development in Holland 1570–1800. De Economist, pp.1-18.
Vancouver Foldvari P, van Leeuwen B, van Zanden JL. The Contribution of Migration to Economic Development in Holland 1570–1800. De Economist. 2013 Mar 1:1-8.