Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/155606
Authors: 
Osterloh, Margit
Frey, Bruno S.
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 6364
Abstract: 
We propose an immigration policy based on the model of cooperatives. Incoming migrants have to acquire a participation certificate. In exchange, the immigrants may enter the country of choice without danger. The revenue goes to the country of the recipient nation rather than to human smugglers. The cost would be much lower than today’s efforts to secure the borders. Asylum seekers get back the money paid for the certificate. Immigration is therewith regulated more efficiently than today. Not all entrance barriers and coercive measures to prevent illegal entry would disappear. However, the pressure of illegal migrants is strongly reduced.
Subjects: 
immigration
asylum
cooperatives
participation certificates
borders
JEL: 
D71
F22
F66
J46
J61
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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