Immigration policy and counterterrorism
AbstractIn a developing country, terrorists recruit and allocate their capital, skilled labor, and unskilled labor between domestic and foreign targets. Domestic targets require less skilled labor than foreign targets. Under various strategic scenarios, we show how countermeasures against the different terrorist inputs alter the amount and mix of targets, as well as how skilled and unskilled immigration quotas by a targeted foreign country affect this mix of attacks. We find that increases in skilled labor quotas generally reduce terrorist attacks in the foreign country, especially when the terrorists reside in a skill-scarce country. A number of different strategic scenarios, including leader–follower, are investigated.
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Volume (Year): 110 (2014)
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Transnational terrorism; Immigration; International externalities; Counterterrorism policy; Developing country;
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- H56 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - National Security and War
- F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration
- H87 - Public Economics - - Miscellaneous Issues - - - International Fiscal Issues; International Public Goods
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