The Determinants of International Migration. A Panel Data Analysis

Ciprian Pânzaru


The paper analyses two sets of determinants, economic and non-economic, to assess the influence they exerted on migration in Central and Eastern Europe, from 2000 to 2010. In the category of economic factors we have analysed the doing business index and the labour market regulation index. In the category of non-economic factors we have included the judicial independence index and integrity of the legal system index. Since we are talking mainly of labour migration, we have considered that the two economic indicators are suitable for the research purposes. Besides these, the indicators that characterise judicial independence and legal system can be considered as indicators that reflect a certain level of freedom and democracy. The results show that these factors have limited influence on migration.

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