South-South migration: the impact of the Venezuelan diaspora on Colombian natives’ wages and hours worked

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  • Applied Economics Letters


  • Evidence of international migration impacts on developing countries is scarce. Hence, this article analyzes the effect of Venezuelan refugees to Colombia. We use the synthetic control method and find limited evidence that the Venezuelan exodus impacts natives’ real wages in most Colombian municipalities. However, our analysis indicates that the biggest shock occurs on the hours worked, which highlights a quantity over price impact.

fecha de publicación

  • 2023

Líneas de investigación

  • Colombia
  • International migration
  • South–South migration
  • Venezuela
  • synthetic control


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