EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Migrants’ Role in Enhancing the Economic Development of Host Countries: Empirical Evidence from Europe

Graţiela Georgiana Noja (), Simona Mirela Cristea (), Atila Yüksel (), Ciprian Panzaru and Raluca Mihaela Drăcea ()
Additional contact information
Graţiela Georgiana Noja: East European Center for Research in Economics and Business, Department of Marketing and International Economic Relations, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, West University of Timisoara, 16 Pestalozzi Street, 300115 Timisoara, Romania
Simona Mirela Cristea: Center for Banking and Financial Research, Department of Finance, Banking and Economic Analysis, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, University of Craiova, 13 A I Cuza Street, 200585 Craiova, Romania
Atila Yüksel: Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Tourism Faculty, Adnan Menderes University, 5 Candan Tarhan Bulvari, 09400 Kusadasi Aydin, Turkey
Raluca Mihaela Drăcea: Center for Banking and Financial Research, Department of Finance, Banking and Economic Analysis, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, University of Craiova, 13 A I Cuza Street, 200585 Craiova, Romania

Sustainability, 2018, vol. 10, issue 3, 1-32

Abstract: This research examines several modellers of immigration flows deployed within the European Union (EU), as well as their economic consequences upon the most targeted ten migrant receiving countries. The paper’s aim is to identify specific ways in which migrants can contribute to host countries’ sustainable development through positive spillover upon natives, labour market performance, and the overall economic activity. A set of methods and macro-econometric models, based on country fixed effects, spatial analysis, and structural equations modelling, was applied on a balanced panel formed by ten EU host economies. We analysed distinctly the labour and humanitarian (asylum seekers) migration flows, considered throughout two separate time periods, namely 2000–2015 and 2000–2019 (2019 being the deadline for Brexit negotiations). The results highlight that the immigration flows were mainly shaped by labour market outcomes, while the primary positive immigration impact was induced upon the gross domestic product (GDP) per capita and employment levels, both for natives and the foreign population.

Keywords: international migration; economic development; labour market; macro-econometric models; European Union (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q Q0 Q2 Q3 Q5 Q56 O13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (3) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/10/3/894/pdf (application/pdf)
https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/10/3/894/ (text/html)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:gam:jsusta:v:10:y:2018:i:3:p:894-:d:137219

Access Statistics for this article

Sustainability is currently edited by Prof. Dr. Marc A. Rosen

More articles in Sustainability from MDPI, Open Access Journal
Bibliographic data for series maintained by XML Conversion Team ().

 
Page updated 2020-05-29
Handle: RePEc:gam:jsusta:v:10:y:2018:i:3:p:894-:d:137219