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Towards a European Migration Policy

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  • Straubhaar, Thomas
  • Zimmermann, Klaus F

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The stagnating West European population combined with the prosperous economic development of the European Community (EC) generate strong economic incentives for immigration. The drastic political changes in Eastern Europe generate emigration pressures. There are a variety of problems with economic and political integration of migrants. The paper argues that immigration can compensate for demographic losses due to the decline and ageing of the European labour force. Economic theory further predicts welfare gains from free factor movements, which should be reaped as long as social costs and adjustment costs are not prohibitive. An active European migration policy is recommended to achieve this aim.

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  • Straubhaar, Thomas & Zimmermann, Klaus F, 1992. "Towards a European Migration Policy," CEPR Discussion Papers 641, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
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    1. Wellisch, Dietmar & Wildasin, David E., 1996. "Decentralized income redistribution and immigration," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 40(1), pages 187-217, January.
    2. Agiomirgianakis, George M., 1998. "Monetary Policy Games and International Migration of Labor in Interdependent Economies," Journal of Macroeconomics, Elsevier, vol. 20(2), pages 243-266, April.
    3. Helmenstein, Christian & Yegorov, Yury, 2000. "The dynamics of migration in the presence of chains," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 24(2), pages 307-323, February.
    4. David E. Wildasin, 2000. "Factor mobility and fiscal policy in the EU: policy issues and analytical approaches," Economic Policy, CEPR;CES;MSH, vol. 15(31), pages 337-378, October.
    5. Velling, Johannes, 1993. "Schengen, Dublin und Maastricht: Etappen auf dem Weg zu einer europäischen Immigrationspolitik," ZEW Discussion Papers 93-11, ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research.
    6. Steinhardt, Max Friedrich, 2007. "Die Steuerung der Arbeitsmigration im Zuwanderungsgesetz: Eine kritische Bestandsaufnahme aus ökonomischer Sicht," HWWI Policy Papers 3-2, Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI).
    7. Agiomirgianakis, George & Zervoyianni, Athina, 2001. "Globalization of labor markets and macroeconomic equilibrium," International Review of Economics & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 10(2), pages 109-133.
    8. Agiomirgianakis, George M. & Zervoyianni, Athina, 2001. "Economic growth, international labour mobility, and unanticipated non-monetary shocks," Journal of Policy Modeling, Elsevier, vol. 23(1), pages 1-16, January.

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    Keywords

    East-West Migration; Economic Benefits of Migration; Migration Policy;

    JEL classification:

    • F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration
    • J11 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Demographic Trends, Macroeconomic Effects, and Forecasts
    • J68 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Public Policy

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