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  • Tommaso Frattini

    () (Università degli Studi di Milano, LdA, CReAM e IZA)


In this paper I discuss the economic effects of immigration for destination countries, with a focus on labour market adjustments. First, I show the potential effects of immigration on the labour market in a stylized one-output model, and discuss some extensions. Then I focus on empirical estimations, critically presenting strengths and weaknesses of the empirical strategies that are commonly used in the literature. In the last part I review recent empirical evidence on the effects of immigration in Italy

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  • Tommaso Frattini, 2012. "Immigrazione," Rivista di Politica Economica, SIPI Spa, issue 3, pages 363-407, July-Sept.
  • Handle: RePEc:rpo:ripoec:y:2012:i:3:p:363-407

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    1. David Miles & Jing Yang & Gilberto Marcheggiano, 2013. "Optimal Bank Capital," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 123(567), pages 1-37, March.
    2. Douglas W. Diamond & Philip H. Dybvig, 2000. "Bank runs, deposit insurance, and liquidity," Quarterly Review, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, issue Win, pages 14-23.
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    immigration; labour market impact of immigration; wages;

    JEL classification:

    • F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration
    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
    • J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers


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