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State border corruption and illegal migration: A model

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  • Lundgren, Ted
  • Lappo, Petr

Abstract

State border corruption is still a problem for Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova. In a theoretical model, it is shown how a border guard authority should optimally allocate budgetary resources to oblasts in presence of corruption, so as to minimise the general average number of illegal migrants.

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  • Lundgren, Ted & Lappo, Petr, 2009. "State border corruption and illegal migration: A model," MPRA Paper 31952, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:31952
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    Keywords

    corruption; border guard authority; illegal migration; illegal immigration; undocumented migration; border corruption; border guards; people smuggling; people smugglers; human smuggling; border region; state border corruption; border crossings; bribes; resource allocation;

    JEL classification:

    • F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration
    • D73 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Bureaucracy; Administrative Processes in Public Organizations; Corruption
    • O15 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration

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