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Tradable Refugee-Admission Quotas and EU Asylum Policy

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  • Jesus Fernandez-Huertas Moraga
  • Hillel Rapoport

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The current EU Asylum policy is widely seen as ineffective and unfair. We propose an EU-wide market for tradable quotas on both refugees and asylum-seekers coupled with a matching mechanism linking countries’ and migrants’ preferences. We show that the proposed system can go a long way towards addressing the shortcomings of the current system. We illustrate this claim using the recent problems regarding relocation faced by the European Relocation from Malta (EUREMA) program.

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  • Jesus Fernandez-Huertas Moraga & Hillel Rapoport, 2014. "Tradable Refugee-Admission Quotas and EU Asylum Policy," CESifo Working Paper Series 5072, CESifo Group Munich.
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    Keywords

    immigration policy; EU policy; tradable quotas; refugee resettlement; asylum seekers; international public goods;

    JEL classification:

    • F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration
    • F50 - International Economics - - International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy - - - General
    • H87 - Public Economics - - Miscellaneous Issues - - - International Fiscal Issues; International Public Goods
    • I30 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General
    • K33 - Law and Economics - - Other Substantive Areas of Law - - - International Law
    • O19 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - International Linkages to Development; Role of International Organizations

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