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Social Union, Convergence and Migration

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  • Hans-Werner Sinn
  • Wolfgang Ochel

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The forces of the market and systems competition bring about economic and social convergence in Europe. There is no need for social policies at the EU level. Social harmonisation would distort migration flows and slow down the speed of economic convergence. National welfare states will be threatened by the free migration of people in Europe. The race to the bottom is a serious risk. However, to contain this risk, neither harmonisation of welfare payments nor constraints on migration are needed. The adoption of the principle of selectively delayed integration is the better alternative.

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Paper provided by CESifo Group Munich in its series CESifo Working Paper Series with number 961.

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  2. Schmidt, Peter, 2010. "Zu Migration und Strukturfonds im Binnenmarkt der EU
    [Migration and the Structural Funds in the Single European Market]
    ," MPRA Paper 23740, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Wolfgang Ochel, 2003. "National Institutional Systems in Global Competition and the Inertia of German Labour Market Institutions," CESifo DICE Report, Ifo Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, vol. 1(4), pages 33-38, 02.
  4. Vito Tanzi, 2005. "Social Protection in a Globalizing World," Rivista di Politica Economica, SIPI Spa, vol. 95(2), pages 25-46, March-Apr.
  5. Tanja El-Cherkeh & Max Steinhardt & Thomas Straubhaar, 2006. "Did the European Free Movement of Persons and Residence Directive Change Migration Patterns within the EU? A First Glance," CESifo DICE Report, Ifo Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, vol. 4(4), pages 14-20, 02.
  6. Sinn, Hans-Werner, 2005. "Migration and Social Replacement Incomes: How to Protect Low-IncomeWorkers in the Industrialized Countries against the Forces of Globalizationand Market Integration," Munich Reprints in Economics 937, University of Munich, Department of Economics.
  7. Berthold, Norbert & Neumann, Michael, 2006. "Europas Sozialstaaten im Schatten der Globalisierung," Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Beiträge 88, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Lehrstuhl für Volkswirtschaftslehre, insbes. Wirtschaftsordnung und Sozialpolitik.
  8. Sinn, Hans-Werner, 2006. "The pathological export boom and the bazaar effect: How to solve the German puzzle," Munich Reprints in Economics 19602, University of Munich, Department of Economics.
  9. Georges de Ménil, 2004. "EU-Erweiterung: Herausforderung durch die Zuwanderung aus den neuen Mitgliedsländern," Ifo Schnelldienst, Ifo Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, vol. 57(14), pages 15-19, 07.
  10. Lars Calmfors & Giancarlo Corsetti & Seppo Honkapohja & John Kay & Willi Leibfritz & Gilles Saint-Paul & Hans-Werner Sinn & Xavier Vives, 2004. "The 2004 Enlargement: Key Economic Issues," EEAG Report on the European Economy, CESifo Group Munich, vol. 0, pages 96-118, October.
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  12. Martin Kahanec, 2012. "Labor Mobility in an Enlarged European Union," Discussion Papers 2, Central European Labour Studies Institute (CELSI).
  13. Kessler, Anke & Lessmann, Christian, 2010. "Interregional Redistribution and Regional Disparities: How Equalization Does (Not) Work," CEPR Discussion Papers 8133, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  14. Francesco Farina & Fulvio Fontini, 2009. "Voting on the tax rate when attitude to risk depends on skill heterogeneity," Department of Economic Policy, Finance and Development (DEPFID) University of Siena 0109, Department of Economic Policy, Finance and Development (DEPFID), University of Siena.

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