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dc.contributor.authorDe Santis, Roberto A.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-30T15:04:32Z-
dc.date.available2011-06-30T15:04:32Z-
dc.date.issued1998en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/46909-
dc.description.abstractThe impact on internal migration of the recent Customs Union (CU) agreement between Turkey and the European Union (EU) has been studied with an intra-industry trade Applied General Equilibrium (AGE) model with intersectoral capital mobility, under two alternative specifications for the labour market: the traditional Harris- Todaro approach and the existence of a 'wage curve' in the urban sector. The numerical results show that, under both specifications, the CU leads to migration from rural to urban areas, despite agriculture remaining protected; causes a reduction of the urban unemployment rate and the urban-rural wage gap as suggested by theoretical studies; whilst raises the capital rent, a counter intuitive result with respect to the dual economy literature. Both scenarios suggest that internal migration is economically desirable, as it would contribute to a large rise in welfare. The study also shows that the proposal of uniformly subsidising the entire labour market maximises welfare, but the possibility that the high wage union sector can cream off more rents, and the large amount of financial resources required, make this policy unfeasible. It might be thought that the results of this kind of exercise would be highly sensitive to the assumptions made about the labour market. One of the contributions of this paper is to demonstrate that that is not the case.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherKiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) Kielen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesKiel Working Papers 867en_US
dc.subject.jelD58en_US
dc.subject.jelF14en_US
dc.subject.jelF15en_US
dc.subject.jelF17en_US
dc.subject.jelR23en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordCustoms Unionen_US
dc.subject.keywordInternal Migrationen_US
dc.subject.keywordAGE analysisen_US
dc.subject.keywordTurkeyen_US
dc.subject.stwBinnenwanderungen_US
dc.subject.stwLohnstrukturen_US
dc.subject.stwStädtische Arbeitslosigkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwIndustriegüteraußenhandelen_US
dc.subject.stwAllgemeines Gleichgewichten_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwTürkeien_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.titleThe impact of a Customs Union with the EU on internal migration in Turkey under the two alternative Harris-Todaro and wage curve settingsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn258276622en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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