Estimating migration changes from the EU’s free movement of people principle
Hugo Rojas-Romagosa () and
Johannes Bollen ()
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Johannes Bollen: CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis
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We estimate the impact of the free movement of people (FMP) principle on bilateral intra-EU migration stocks using a gravity model. Employing a combination of the World Bank and the UN’s global migration databases, with observations between 1960 and 2015, allows us to analyse the impact of the FMP for most EU member states. We find that implementing the FMP by an EU member state increased, on average, its stock of intra-EU migrants by 28%.
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