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Fall 2011
ISSN 0890-913X
Volume 27, Number 1

Migration, Economic Freedom, and Personal Freedom: An Empirical Analysis

Richard J. Cebula, Armstrong Atlantic State University
J.R. Clark, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
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TheJournalofPrivateEnterprise27(1),2011,4362Migration,EconomicFreedom,andPersonalFreedom:AnEmpiricalAnalysisRichardJ.CebulaJacksonvilleUniversityJ.R.ClarkUniversityofTennesseeatChattanoogaAbstractEconomicfreedomincreasesmarketefficiency,growth,development,andindividualprosperity.Thisstudyempiricallyinvestigateswhetherhigherlevelsofeconomicfreedom,aswellashigherlevelsofpersonalfreedom,actlikemagnetsforpersonsresidinginafreesocietytomove.Inotherwords,dotheprospectsofbothgreatereconomicandpersonalfreedominanygivenstatevis-à-visotherstatesacttoinduceagreaterinfluxofmigrants?Thisempiricalstudyofdomesticmigrationbetween2000and2008findsclearevidencethatmigrantsprefertomovetothosestateswithgreatereconomicfreedomontheonehandandgreaterpersonalfreedomontheotherhand.JELCodes:P10,P12,O12Keywords:Migration;Economicfreedom;Personalfreedom;GrowthI.IntroductionGreatereconomicandpersonal/politicalfreedomsareconducivetoaprivateenterpriseenvironmentthatpromotesgreatereconomicdevelopmentandgrowth.Indeed,thesefreedomspromoteprivateenterpriseinavarietyofways,andAshby(2010)demonstratedthatbotheconomicandpoliticalfreedomaresignificantdeterminantsofmigrationbetweencountries.Furthermore,thegreaterthesuccessoffreedominpromotingprivateenterprise,thegreaterthedegreetowhichhigherlivingstandards,highereconomicgrowth,andmoreextensiveeconomicdevelopmentaremanifested(Ali,1997;Cole,2003;Dawson,2003;Farr,Lord,andWolfenbarger,1998;Goldsmith,1995).TheeconomichistoryoftheUnitedStatesessentiallybeganwiththeimmigrationofpeople,principallyfromEurope,insearchoffreedom,withfreedombroadlyinterpretedtoincludereligious43
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