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Prague Economic Papers
University of Economics, Prague

Prague Economic Papers Vol. 14 No. 4

Investigating the Economic Impact of Immigration on the Host Country: The Case of Norway

DOI: https://doi.org/10.18267/j.pep.270

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Mete Feridun

This article aims at investigating the nature of the causal relationship between immigration and economic development measured by GDP per capita in Norway using Granger causality test. The results on the unit root test indicate that all the series are non-stationary and are in I(1) process. The Johansen cointegration test reveals that there is no cointegration among the data sets. The Granger causality test shows that when the level of immigration increases, GDP per capita also increases. It has also been found that immigration has no impact on unemployment, and vice versa.

Keywords: cointegration, economic development, immigration, unemployment

JEL Classification: F41, J6, O11, O14, O24

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