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Title:Visas and work permits : possible global negotiating initiatives PDF Logo
Authors:Ng, Chi-Yung
Whalley, John
Issue Date:2005
Series/Report no.:CESifo working papers 1614
Abstract:We discuss global options for initiatives intended to ameliorate adverse impacts of visa and work permit systems used by national governments around the world. We first describe and document some of their effects, noting the relative lack of other research work on these issues. We then discuss proposals for a new and supplemental global visa structure which have been made as part of the Mode 4 GATS negotiations in the WTO, suggesting that the GATS/WTO may be an imperfect institutional location for negotiating on these matters. We then evaluate other approaches, including what realistically could be possible if a new body specifically created for global negotiation in the area were to be used.
JEL:F22
J61
J71
D78
O24
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:CESifo Working Papers, CESifo Group Munich

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