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Paving the Way to Development: Costly Migration and Labor Market Integration

Melanie Morten, Jaqueline Oliveira

NBER Working Paper No. 22158
Issued in April 2016

---- Acknowledgments ----

We thank Treb Allen, Marcella Alsan, Ana Barufi, Gharad Bryan, Kate Casey, Arun Chandrasekhar, Rafael Dix-Carneiro, Dave Donaldson, Taryn Dinkelman, Pascaline Dupas, Fred Finan, Doireann Fitzgerald, Paul Gertler, Doug Gollin, Saum Jha, Brian Kovak, Kyle Mangum, Mushfiq Mobarak, David McKenzie, Paula Pereda, Nancy Qian, Mark Rosenzweig and Sam Schulhofer-Wohl for discussions; and seminar participants at the 36th Meeting of the Brazilian Econometrics Society, Emory University, Harvard/MIT, 2014 NBER Summer Institute, 7th Migration and Development Conference, University of Calgary, WUSTL, Clemson University, Oxford University, University of Houston and UCL/LSE for helpful comments. Anita Bhide provided excellent research assistance. Part of this work was completed while Morten was a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and their hospitality is greatly acknowledged. This paper previously circulated under the title “Migration, roads and labor market integration: Evidence from a planned capital city”. Any errors are our own. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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