Quotation Nowotny, Klaus, Pennerstorfer, Dieter. 2017. Network migration: do neighbouring regions matter? Regional Studies ,




This paper analyses the role of the spatial structure of migrant networks in the location decision of migrants to the European Union at the regional level. Using a random parameters logit specification, a significant positive effect of migrant networks in neighbouring regions on migrants’ location decisions is found. Although this spatial spillover effect is smaller than the effect of networks in the host regions, omitting to control for this spatial dependence results in a 40% overestimation of the effect of regional migrant networks on the location decision of newly arriving migrants. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2017.1380305


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Regional Studies
Citation Index SSCI
WU Journalrating 2009 A
WU-Journal-Rating new FIN-A, MAN-A, VW-C, WH-B
Language English
Title Network migration: do neighbouring regions matter?
Year 2017
Reviewed? Y
URL http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00343404.2017.1380305
DOI n.a.
JEL C35, F22, J61, R23


Pennerstorfer, Dieter (Former researcher)
Nowotny, Klaus (Universität Salzburg, Austria)
Department of Economics (Weiss) (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5300 Economics (Details)
5370 Industrial economics (Details)
5618 Regional economy (Details)
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