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International Labor Mobility and the Demand for Imports

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This paper examines the contribution of nonresident workers to Swiss production possibilities in an open-economy setting. The analysis is based on the GNP function approach to modeling the demand for imports and it treats foreign labor services and imports as two of several inputs to the technology. The model not only allows for the detection of substitution and complementarity relationships between foreign labor and domestic factors of production, but it also makes it possible to analyze the link between international labor mobility and the demand for imports.

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  • Ulrich Kohli, 1993. "International Labor Mobility and the Demand for Imports," Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics (SJES), Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics (SSES), vol. 129(III), pages 547-561, September.
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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.
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    1. Giulia Bettin & Alessia Lo Turco & Daniela Maggioni, 2014. "A firm level perspective on migration: the role of extra-EU workers in Italian manufacturing," Journal of Productivity Analysis, Springer, vol. 42(3), pages 305-325, December.
    2. Stefan M. Golder, 2001. "Labor Market Performance of First-Generation Immigrants: Evidence from the Swiss Labor Force Survey," Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics (SJES), Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics (SSES), vol. 137(II), pages 183-197, June.

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