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Authors: 
Dustmann, Christian
Fasani, Francesco
Frattini, Tommaso
Minale, Luigi
Schönberg, Uta
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 6111
Abstract: 
This paper provides a comprehensive analysis of refugee migration, with emphasis on the current refugee crisis. After first reviewing the institutional framework laid out by the Geneva Convention for Refugees, we demonstrate that, despite numerous attempts at developing a common European asylum policy, EU countries continue to differ widely in interpretation and implementation. We then describe key features of the current refugee crisis and document the overall magnitudes and types of refugee movements, illegal border crossings, and asylum applications to EU member states. We next turn to the economics of refugee migrations, contrasting economic and refugee migrants, discussing the trade-offs between long-term asylum and temporary protection, and highlighting the economic advantages of increasingly coordinating the different national asylum policies. Finally, we illustrate the economic integration of past refugee migrants to EU countries and conclude with several policy recommendations.
Subjects: 
asylum policy
asylum seekers
refugee crisis
JEL: 
F22
J15
J61
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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