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The effects of taxation on migration: Some evidence for the ASEAN and APEC economies

Edda Claus (), Iris Claus () and Michael Dorsam

CAMA Working Papers from Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University

Abstract: This paper investigates the effects of taxation on migration. It develops a stylized, two-country model to examine the impact of taxation on labor mobility. The theoretical prediction that taxation affects migration decisions is supported by some empirical evidence for the ASEAN and APEC economies. Average tax rates are found to have a larger impact on migration choices than marginal rates. Moreover, the results suggest that educated migrants are more responsive to taxation than migrants with no education. 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 than secondary educated migrants. The finding that taxation affects migration decisions, in particular of educated migrants, has important policy implications.

JEL-codes: F22 H24 H31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 31 pages
Date: 2010-12
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Journal Article: Effects of Taxation on Migration: Some Evidence for the ASEAN and APEC Economies (2011)
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