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Returns to Scale and the Economic Impact of Migration

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  • Robert Rowthorn
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    Abstract This paper is concerned with the impact of international migration on a regional economy. It is based on the assumption that immigration causes the population of the region to grow, thereby increasing the cost of living for existing residents. In one version of the model, the government responds by increasing wages in the public sector so as to help offset the higher cost of living. The private sector follows suit. In another version of the model, wages are determined by supply and demand. The paper investigates what happens to living standards, unemployment and the location of the native population under different assumptions about returns to scale.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Spatial Economic Analysis.

    Volume (Year): 3 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 151-158

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    Handle: RePEc:taf:specan:v:3:y:2008:i:2:p:151-158

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    Keywords: Migration; regions; returns to scale; agglomeration economies; R11; R12; R15;

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