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Immigration Policy and Self-Selecting Migrants

  • Bianchi, Milo

We build a simple model of self-selection into migration and immigration policy determination. We first show that the effect of any immigration policy can be decomposed into a size and a composition effect. We then explore how the optimal policy may change once the latter effect is considered.

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Date of creation: Feb 2013
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Publication status: Published in Journal of Public Economic Theory, 2013, Vol. 15, no. 1. pp. 1-23.Length: 22 pages
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