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Title:Modelling the effects of immigration on regional economic performance and the wage distribution: a CGE analysis of three EU regions PDF Logo
Authors:Pouliakas, Konstantinos
Roberts, Deborah
Balamou, Eudokia
Psaltopoulos, Demetrios
Issue Date:2009
Series/Report no.:IZA discussion papers 4648
Abstract:The paper uses a regional Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model to analyse the effects of immigration on three small remote EU regions located within Scotland, Greece and Latvia. Two migration scenarios are assessed. In the first, total labour supply is affected. In the second, the importance of migratory flows by differential labour skill types is investigated. The results indicate significant differences in the extent to which regional economies are affected by immigration. They also suggest that remote regions are highly vulnerable to the out-migration of skilled workers ('brain-drain') while the in-migration of unskilled workers leads to widening wage inequality.
Subjects:Immigration
CGE
skills
wage inequality
brain-drain
regional economies
JEL:D33
D58
R13
R23
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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