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Migrant Smuggling

Yuji Tamura

The Warwick Economics Research Paper Series (TWERPS) from University of Warwick, Department of Economics

Abstract: We analyze the migrant smuggling market where smugglers differ in their capacities to exploit their clients' labor in the destination. We show that when exploitation capacities are private information, the equilibrium may be characterized by adverse selection. In such a case, policies that diminish the availability of smuggling services to potential migrants inevitably raise the mean exploitation of smuggled labor.

Keywords: migrant smuggling; migrant exploitation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F22 J61 D82 L15 K42 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2007
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