International migrants return to their home countries in high proportions. This research analyzes the relationship between return migration and entre-preneurship in the case of Mexico. Using past community migration as an instrument, we find that return migrants become entrepreneurs more often than non-migrants, but only in recent periods. Return migrants also tend to accumulate more assets than non-migrants. However, the businesses owned by return migrants tend to have fewer than four employees, and thus do not have much potential for job creation. Policy supporting bigger enterprises is recommended. © 2021, Universidad de los Andes, Facultad de Economia.
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Sociología y ciencias políticas
- Economía y econometría
- Ciencias políticas y relaciones internacionales