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The Macroeconomic Effects of Migration From the New European Union Member States to the United Kingdom

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  • Dora M. Iakova
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    The United Kingdom allowed workers from the ten new European Union member countries immediate access to its labor market after the accession in 2004. This paper uses a general equilibrium framework to explore the dynamic adjustment of the UK economy to the postaccession surge in immigration. Simulations show that immigration is likely to have positive effects on economic growth, capital accumulation, consumption, and the public finances.

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    Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 07/61.

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    Length: 17
    Date of creation: 01 Mar 2007
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    Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:07/61

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    Keywords: Migration; European Union; Economic models; Labor mobility; dependency ratio; labor income; labor force; retirement; birth; pension; population growth; death rates; pension system; death rate; birth rates; total population; labor input; native population; pensions; labor force participation; retirement age; demographic profile; birth rate; demographics; population projections; pension payment; birth ? rate; occupational mobility; population increases; payroll taxes; demographic developments; wage growth; age structure; adult population; payroll tax; younger generations; population level; age distribution; public pensions; pension expenditure; population dynamics; tax financing; tax rate; pensioners; age groups; life insurance; lifetime earnings; retirement consumption; demographic issues; population size; age ranges; demographic change;

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    1. George J. Borjas, 2001. "Does Immigration Grease the Wheels of the Labor Market?," Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Economic Studies Program, The Brookings Institution, vol. 32(1), pages 69-134.
    2. David Blanchflower & Jumana Saleheen & Chris Shadforth, 2007. "The impact of the recent migration from Eastern Europe on the UK economy," Discussion Papers 17, Monetary Policy Committee Unit, Bank of England.
    3. Hamid Faruqee & Douglas Laxton & Bart Turtelboom & Peter Isard & Eswar Prasad, 1998. "Multimod Mark III," IMF Occasional Papers 164, International Monetary Fund.
    4. Blanchard, Olivier J, 1985. "Debt, Deficits, and Finite Horizons," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 93(2), pages 223-47, April.
    5. Hamid Faruqee & Douglas Laxton, 2000. "Life-Cycles, Dynasties, Savings," IMF Working Papers 00/126, International Monetary Fund.
    6. Hamid Faruqee, 2002. "Population Aging and its Macroeconomic Implications," IMF Working Papers 02/16, International Monetary Fund.
    7. Boeri, Tito & Brücker, Herbert, 2005. "Migration, Co-ordination Failures and EU Enlargement," IZA Discussion Papers 1600, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
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    Cited by:
    1. Vladimir Borgy & Xavier Chojnicki, 2007. "Labor Migration: Macroeconomic and Demographic Outlook for Europe and Neighborhood Regions," Working Papers 2007-23, CEPII research center.
    2. Francesca D'Auria & Kieran Mc Morrow & Karl Pichelmann, 2008. "Economic impact of migration flows following the 2004 EU enlargement process - A model based analysis," European Economy - Economic Papers 349, Directorate General Economic and Monetary Affairs (DG ECFIN), European Commission.

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