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Can International Migration Ever Be Made a Pareto Improvement?

In: European Economic Integration, WTO Membership, Immigration and Offshoring

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  • Gabriel Felbermayr
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The following sections are included:IntroductionOn CompensationComparing Capital Movements and MigrationPareto Improvement: An Impossibility TheoremConclusionsReferences

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  • Gabriel Felbermayr & Wilhelm Kohler, 2014. "Can International Migration Ever Be Made a Pareto Improvement?," World Scientific Book Chapters, in: European Economic Integration, WTO Membership, Immigration and Offshoring, chapter 11, pages 373-393, World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd..
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    Keywords

    Economic Integration; WTO Membership; Immigration; Offshoring; European Union; International Trade; Migration; Gravity; Germany; Equilibrium; Tariff Liberalization; Commercial Policy; Eastern Enlargement;
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    JEL classification:

    • F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
    • D50 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - General
    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration
    • F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration

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