Does Coordination of Immigration Policies among Destination Countries Increase Immigration?
AbstractWe set up a theoretical model to analyze the implications of coordination of immigration policies among destination countries. The model contains two types of spill-overs between destination countries: A terms of trade externality and a welfare policy externality. We show that while coordination unambiguously increases welfare of the destination countries, the effects on the level of immigration and on the income distribution of natives are ambiguous. Thus, coordination among destination countries does not necessarily solve the global coordination problem of inoptimally low levels of migration. Coordination, Externalities, Immigration Policy, Spill-overs, Terms of Trade, Welfare.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Copenhagen Business School, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 15-2007.
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- Claus Aastrup Jensen & Nikolaj Malchow-M�ller & Jan Rose Skaksen, 2010. "Does coordination of immigration policies among destination countries increase immigration?," The Journal of International Trade & Economic Development, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 19(3), pages 357-384.
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