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dc.contributor.authorHatton, Timothy J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorWilliamson, Jeffrey G.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-12-05en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T09:52:49Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T09:52:49Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/33973-
dc.description.abstractToday's labor-scarce economies have open trade and closed immigration policies, while a century ago they had just the opposite, open immigration and closed trade policies. Why the inverse policy correlation, and why has it persisted for almost two centuries? This paper seeks answers to this dual policy paradox by exploring the fundamentals which have influenced the evolution of policy: the decline in the costs of migration and its impact on immigrant selectivity, a secular switch in the net fiscal impact of trade relative to immigration, and changes in the median voter. The paper also offers explanations for the between-country variance in voter anti-trade and anti-migration attitude, and links this to the fundamentals pushing policy.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 2146en_US
dc.subject.jelF22en_US
dc.subject.jelJ1en_US
dc.subject.jelO1en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordtariffsen_US
dc.subject.keywordimmigration restrictionen_US
dc.subject.keywordinternational policyen_US
dc.subject.keywordeconomic historyen_US
dc.subject.stwAu├čenhandelspolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwMigrationspolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwVergleichen_US
dc.subject.stwWahlverhaltenen_US
dc.subject.stwWelten_US
dc.titleA dual policy paradox: why have trade and immigration policies always differed in labor-scarce economies?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn51289048Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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