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Labour Migration in the Enlarged EU: A New Economic Geography Approach

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  • d'Artis Kancs

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The paper studies the impact of migration policy liberalisation on international labour migration in the enlarged EU in a structural NEG approach. The liberalisation of migration policy would induce additional 1.80 - 2.98 percent of the total EU workforce to change their country of location, with most of migrant workers relocating from the East to the West. The average net migration rate is decreasing in the level of integration, suggesting that from the economic point of view no regulatory policy responses are necessary to labour migration in the enlarged EU.

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Paper provided by Economics and Econometrics Research Institute (EERI), Brussels in its series EERI Research Paper Series with number EERI_RP_2011_22.

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Date of creation: 12 Dec 2011
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Handle: RePEc:eei:rpaper:eeri_rp_2011_22

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Keywords: Labour Migration; Economic Integration; Economic Geography; Market Access.;

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  1. d'Artis Kancs & Julia Kielyte, 2010. "European Integration and Labour Migration," EERI Research Paper Series EERI_RP_2010_27, Economics and Econometrics Research Institute (EERI), Brussels.
  2. Andries Brandsma & d’Artis Kancs & Damiaan Persyn, 2013. "Modelling Migration and Regional Labour Markets: An Application of the New Economic Geography Model RHOMOLO," JRC-IPTS Working Papers JRC80825, Institute for Prospective and Technological Studies, Joint Research Centre.
  3. James Anderson, 2001. "Migration, FDI, and the Margins of Trade," EERI Research Paper Series EERI_RP_2001_05, Economics and Econometrics Research Institute (EERI), Brussels.

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