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Migration und internationale Wettbewerbsfähigkeit


  • Lucas Bretschger


In this paper the impact of migration on competitiveness and long-term growth is studied within a macrotheoretic model. To obtain endogenous growth, a research sector is integrated in the theory. Technical progress is employment-enlarging or labour-saving according to economic conditions. As a result it is shown that - given realistic values for the parameters - immigration of skilled labour increases the domestic growth rate whereas immigration of unskilled labour is not favorable for growth. To maintain and improve the domestic competitiveness a migration policy emphasizing the longer term and leading to a better balance in skills would be desirable for Switzerland.

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  • Lucas Bretschger, 1993. "Migration und internationale Wettbewerbsfähigkeit," Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics (SJES), Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics (SSES), vol. 129(III), pages 473-489, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:ses:arsjes:1993-iii-14

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    1. Markusen, James R., 1983. "Factor movements and commodity trade as complements," Journal of International Economics, Elsevier, vol. 14(3-4), pages 341-356, May.
    2. Diewert, Walter E & Wales, Terence J, 1987. "Flexible Functional Forms and Global Curvature Conditions," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 55(1), pages 43-68, January.
    3. Beat Bürgenmeier & Théo Butare & Philippe Favarger, 1992. "Effects of Foreign Labour on the Production Pattern: The Swiss Case," Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics (SJES), Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics (SSES), vol. 128(II), pages 103-124, June.
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