Determinants of international student migration

Abbott, Andrew James and Silles, Mary (2016) Determinants of international student migration. The World Economy, 39 (5). pp. 621-635. ISSN 0378-5920

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This paper considers what factors determine the migration of overseas students, when students cross borders for higher education. We utilise a gravity model for international student mobility and derive estimates for a sample of 18 countries of destination and 38 countries of origin over the period 2005–11. Our results confirm that geographical distance and the presence of a common language are powerful in explaining bilateral student flows. Our most interesting finding is that time zone differences have a statistically significant and economically large effect in determining international student flows.

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The World Economy
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?? student mobilitymigrationgravity equationhigher educationeconomics and econometricsfinancepolitical science and international relationsaccountingf22i23j24j61discipline-based research ??
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