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Replication data for: Immigration and the Diffusion of Technology: The Huguenot Diaspora in Prussia

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1
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Creator
  • Hornung, Erik
Publication Date
2014-01-01
Description
  • 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.
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    DOI: 10.1257/aer.104.1.84 (Text)
Publications
  • Hornung, Erik. “Immigration and the Diffusion of Technology: The Huguenot Diaspora in Prussia.” American Economic Review 104, no. 1 (January 2014): 84–122. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.104.1.84.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.104.1.84 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-12

Hornung, Erik (2014): Replication data for: Immigration and the Diffusion of Technology: The Huguenot Diaspora in Prussia. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E112731V1