EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Cyclical dimensions of labour mobility after EU enlargement

Alan Ahearne (), Herbert Brücker (), Zsolt Darvas () and Jakob von Weizsäcker ()

No 902, Working Papers from Department of Mathematical Economics and Economic Analysis, Corvinus University of Budapest

Abstract: This paper explores the influence of the economic cycle on labour mobility within the EU, focusing on the likely impact of the present economic crisis. To do so, we use an econometrically calibrated simulation and a case study of Ireland. We find that, in the short run, the crisis is likely to lead to a somewhat lower stock of migrants from the new member states in the EU15 than would have been the case without the crisis on account of diminished job opportunities for migrants. By contrast, in the longer run the crisis might lead to a moderate increase in migration from some of the new member states compared to what would have been the case without the crisis. The latter is driven by the observation that the crisis may have undermined the economic growth model of some of the new member states, thereby slowing down their economic catching-up process.

Keywords: labour mobility; economic cycle; crisis; European Union (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F22 C33 J61 O11 O15 O24 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-eec, nep-mig and nep-tra
Date: 2009-03-02, Revised 2009-05-25
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (2) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://web.uni-corvinus.hu/matkg/working_papers/wp ... arvas_weizsacker.pdf (application/pdf)

Related works:
Working Paper: Cyclical dimensions of labour mobility after EU Enlargement (2009) Downloads
Working Paper: Cyclical Dimensions of Labour Mobility after EU Enlargement (2009) 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: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:mkg:wpaper:0902

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Working Papers from Department of Mathematical Economics and Economic Analysis, Corvinus University of Budapest Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Balazs Varga (). This e-mail address is bad, please contact .

 
Page updated 2019-08-20
Handle: RePEc:mkg:wpaper:0902