Public goods’ attractiveness and migrations
AbstractThe aim of this paper is to develop a dynamic model of migrations, in which migration is driven by size asymmetries between countries and by the relative preferences of consumers between private consumption and consumption of public goods. The dynamic trajectories heavily depend on the degree of attractiveness for public goods. We show that monotone migrations require sufficiently strong preferences for public goods, and can only be sustained from the small of the large countries. We identify the threshold value of the public goods’ intensity of preferences guaranteeing the survival of the small country. For weaker preference intensities, oscillating migrations may rise, but they finally converge to situation where both countries are of equal size
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Université catholique de Louvain, Département des Sciences Economiques in its series Discussion Papers (ECON - Département des Sciences Economiques) with number 2008049.
Date of creation: 01 Dec 2008
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Migration; public goods; income tax;
Other versions of this item:
- Jean Gabszewicz & Salome Gvetadze & Didier Laussel & Patrice Pieretti, 2008. "Public goods’ attractiveness and migrations," CREA Discussion Paper Series 08-12, Center for Research in Economic Analysis, University of Luxembourg.
- GABSZEWICZ , Jean & Gvetadze, Salome & Laussel, Didier & Pieretti, Patrice, 2008. "Public goods’ attractiveness and migrations," CORE Discussion Papers 2008080, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
- H - Public Economics
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2009-04-25 (All new papers)
- NEP-MIG-2009-04-25 (Economics of Human Migration)
- NEP-PBE-2009-04-25 (Public Economics)
- NEP-PUB-2009-04-25 (Public Finance)
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