Labour migration in the enlarged EU: a new economic geography approach
Journal of Economic Policy Reform, 2011, vol. 14, issue 2, 171-188
This paper studies the impact of migration policy liberalisation on international labour migration in the enlarged European Union (EU) in a structural economic geography approach. The liberalisation of migration policy would induce an additional 1.80-2.98% of the total EU workforce to change their country of location, with most of migrant workers relocating from the East to the West. The average net migration rate is decreasing in the level of integration, suggesting that from an economic point of view no regulatory policy responses are necessary to labour migration in the enlarged EU.
Keywords: labour migration; economic integration; economic geography; market access (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Working Paper: Labour Migration in the Enlarged EU: A New Economic Geography Approach (2011)
Working Paper: The economic geography of labour migration: Competition, competitiveness and development (2006)
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