Economics at your fingertips  

Effects of Taxation on Migration: Some Evidence for the ASEAN and APEC Economies

Edda Claus () and Iris Claus ()

Asian Development Review, 2011, vol. 28, issue 1, 22-50

Abstract: This paper investigates the effects of taxation on migration. It develops a stylized, two-country model to examine the impact of taxes on labor mobility. The theoretical predictions that taxes affect migration decisions and that educated workers are more responsive to taxation are supported by some empirical evidence for the economies of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation. The empirical application also shows that average tax rates have a larger impact on migration choices than marginal rates. Average tax rates are most important for migrants with secondary education, while marginal rates have a greater influence on the decisions of migrants with tertiary education compared to secondary-educated migrants. The finding that taxation affects migration decisions, in particular of educated migrants, has important policy implications.

Keywords: International migration; taxation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F22 H24 H31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

There are no downloads for this item, see the EconPapers FAQ for hints about obtaining it.

Related works:
Working Paper: The effects of taxation on migration: Some evidence for the ASEAN and APEC economies (2010) Downloads
Working Paper: The Effects of Taxation on Migration: Some Evidence for the ASEAN and APEC Economies (2010) Downloads
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:

Access Statistics for this article

Asian Development Review is currently edited by Shang-Jin Wei

More articles in Asian Development Review from Asian Development Bank Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Maria Susan M. Torres ().

Page updated 2021-06-09
Handle: RePEc:ris:adbadr:0002