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The Political Economy of International Migration in a Ricardo–Viner Model

In: Developing Countries in the World Economy

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  • Jean-Marie Grether
  • Jaime de Melo
  • Tobias Müller

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The following sections are included:IntroductionIs there an immigration surplus?Determinants of individual preferences over immigration policyWhy illegal migrants?Dual labor markets and ‘guest-worker’ migrationConclusions

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  • Jean-Marie Grether & Jaime de Melo & Tobias Müller, 2015. "The Political Economy of International Migration in a Ricardo–Viner Model," World Scientific Book Chapters, in: Developing Countries in the World Economy, chapter 17, pages 411-437, World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd..
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    Keywords

    Trade Barriers and Market Structure; Quantitative Restrictions; Political Economy and Migration; Trade and the Environment;
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    JEL classification:

    • D72 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Lobbying, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior
    • F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration
    • J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers

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