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Illegal migration and economic growth: simulation analysis in an international context

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  • Cheuk Yin Ho

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This paper calibrates the dynamic illegal migration model studied by Hazari and Sgro (2003) to eight countries. We find that if illegal migrants and domestic labor are perfect substitutes in production, the presence of illegal migrants lowers domestic welfare between 0.09% and 2.93% among eight countries. Moreover, we show that there is a tradeoff between the long-run domestic wage rate and rental rate of capital from receiving illegal migrants.

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  • Cheuk Yin Ho, 2007. "Illegal migration and economic growth: simulation analysis in an international context," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 6(41), pages 1-13.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-07f20008
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    1. Ka Wai Terence Fung & Chi Keung Marco Lau & Kwok Ho Chan, 2016. "An R&D-based real business cycle model," International Review of Economics, Springer;Happiness Economics and Interpersonal Relations (HEIRS), vol. 63(4), pages 327-358, December.

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    calibration;

    JEL classification:

    • F2 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business
    • O4 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity

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