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Title:Zum Einfluss von Ausländern auf die Wirtschaftsleistung von Standorten: ist Zuwanderung ein Weg aus der ostdeutschen Lethargie? PDF Logo
Authors:Steinrücken, Torsten
Jaenichen, Sebastian
Issue Date:2004
Series/Report no.:Diskussionspapier // Technische Universität Ilmenau, Institut für Volkswirtschaftslehre 41
Abstract:The paper investigates the potential impact of foreigners on economic development. Historic examples, various contemporary empirical observations and theory support the working thesis that regions which face a high quota of foreign residents may benefit from human capital spillovers between different ethnic groups. It is argued that immigration brings about both a more effective division of labour and mutual learning and leads thereby to higher per-capita-income. We apply these findings to the current economic sickliness of East-Germany and conclude that in this region a more committed immigration policy may prove to be an particularly appropriate remedy.
JEL:J24
J61
O15
O18
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Ilmenau Economics Discussion Papers, Technische Universität Ilmenau

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