Feb 28, 2008
ETHNIC NETWORKS IN AFRICAN EXPORTS
Pierre- Louis will present on Monday the 3rd of March the first draft of his paper entitled "Ethnic Networks in African Exports". The paper studies the effect of immigrants on exports from their African host country to their origin country in 2006. Pierre-Louis shows that this positive effect is far greater than what has been found for other regions in previous studies. Part of the explanation derives from the finding that many of the host countries suffer from a “bad” rule of law, suggesting immigrants can substitute for formal institutions.