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Tradable Refugee-admission Quotas: a Policy Proposal to Reform the EU Asylum Policy

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  • Hillel Rapoport
  • Jesús Fernández-Huertas Moraga

Abstract

he 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 existing system. We illustrate this claim using the recent problems regarding relocation faced by the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) in Malta.

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  • Hillel Rapoport & Jesús Fernández-Huertas Moraga, 2014. "Tradable Refugee-admission Quotas: a Policy Proposal to Reform the EU Asylum Policy," RSCAS Working Papers 2014/101, European University Institute.
  • Handle: RePEc:rsc:rsceui:2014/101
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    1. Fernández-Huertas Moraga, Jesús & Rapoport, Hillel, 2014. "Tradable immigration quotas," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 115(C), pages 94-108.
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    1. Tim Hatton, 2015. "Setting policy on asylum: Has the EU got it right?," IZA World of Labor, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), pages 124-124, February.
    2. Jesús Fernández-Huertas Moraga & Hillel Rapoport, 2015. "Tradable Refugee-admission Quotas and EU Asylum Policy," CESifo Economic Studies, CESifo, vol. 61(3-4), pages 638-672.
    3. Tausch, Arno, 2015. "Europe’s Refugee Crisis. Zur aktuellen politischen Ökonomie von Migration, Asyl und Integration in Europa
      [Europe's Refugee Crisis. On the current political economy of migration, asylum and integra
      ," MPRA Paper 67400, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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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
    • F5 - International Economics - - International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy
    • H87 - Public Economics - - Miscellaneous Issues - - - International Fiscal Issues; International Public Goods
    • I3 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty
    • K33 - Law and Economics - - Other Substantive Areas of Law - - - International Law

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