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dc.contributor.authorGathmann, Christinaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:12:39Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:12:39Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/20239-
dc.description.abstractThis paper analyzes how enforcement along the U.S.-Mexican border has affected themarket for migrant smugglers. Using a unique dataset that links border crossing historiesfrom illegal Mexican migrants to aggregate enforcement and punishment statistics, we findthat the effect of enforcement on smuggling prices is small. Though enforcement has morethan tripled over the past fifteen years, smuggling prices have increased by at most 30percent. Unlike estimates from illegal drugs, the demand for border smugglers is howeverprice elastic. We also show that illegal migrants have switched from heavily patrolled areas tomore remote and dangerous crossing routes. These avoidance costs are in fact three timesthe direct costs of enforcement on smuggling prices.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aInstitute for the Study of Labor (IZA) |cBonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aIZA Discussion paper series |x1004en_US
dc.subject.jelK42en_US
dc.subject.jelJ61en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordenforcementen_US
dc.subject.keywordillegal migrationen_US
dc.subject.keywordMexicoen_US
dc.subject.stwIllegale Einwanderungen_US
dc.subject.stwEinwanderungsrechten_US
dc.subject.stwRechtsdurchsetzungen_US
dc.subject.stwPreisen_US
dc.subject.stwKriminalitätsökonomiken_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwGrenzgebieten_US
dc.subject.stwMexikoen_US
dc.subject.stwVereinigte Staatenen_US
dc.titleThe Effects of Enforcement on Illegal Markets: Evidence from Migrant Smuggling along the Southwestern Borderen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn378242717en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-

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