Immigration and the Diffusion of Technology: The Huguenot Diaspora in Prussia. Hornung, E. American Economic Review, 104(1):84–122, January, 2014.
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This paper analyzes long-term effects of skilled-worker immigration on productivity for the Huguenot migration to Prussia. In 1685, religiously persecuted French Huguenots settled in Brandenburg- Prussia and compensated for population losses due to plagues during the Thirty Years' War. We combine Huguenot immigration lists from 1700 with Prussian firm-level data on the value of inputs and outputs in 1802 in a unique database to analyze the effects of skilled immigration to places with underused economic potential. Exploiting this settlement pattern in an instrumental-variable approach, we find substantial long-term effects of Huguenot settlement on the productivity of textile manufactories.
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	title = {Immigration and the {Diffusion} of {Technology}: {The} {Huguenot} {Diaspora} in {Prussia}},
	volume = {104},
	issn = {0002-8282},
	shorttitle = {Immigration and the {Diffusion} of {Technology}},
	url = {https://www.aeaweb.org/articles?id=10.1257/aer.104.1.84},
	doi = {10.1257/aer.104.1.84},
	abstract = {This paper analyzes long-term effects of skilled-worker immigration
on productivity for the Huguenot migration to Prussia. In 1685,
religiously persecuted French Huguenots settled in Brandenburg-
Prussia and compensated for population losses due to plagues during
the Thirty Years' War. We combine Huguenot immigration lists from
1700 with Prussian firm-level data on the value of inputs and outputs
in 1802 in a unique database to analyze the effects of skilled immigration
to places with underused economic potential. Exploiting this
settlement pattern in an instrumental-variable approach, we find substantial
long-term effects of Huguenot settlement on the productivity
of textile manufactories.},
	language = {en},
	number = {1},
	urldate = {2020-08-24},
	journal = {American Economic Review},
	author = {Hornung, Erik},
	month = jan,
	year = {2014},
	keywords = {Aggregate Productivity, Cross-Country Output Convergence, Diffusion Processes, Measurement of Economic Growth, Human Capital, Labor Productivity, Geographic Labor Mobility, Occupational Choice, Skills},
	pages = {84--122}
}

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