Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/156410
Authors: 
Kahanec, Martin
Pytliková, Mariola
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
GLO Discussion Paper 48
Abstract: 
This study contributes to the literature on destination-country consequences of international migration with investigations on the effects of immigration from new EU member states and Eastern Partnership countries on the economies of old EU member states over the years 1995-2010. Using a rich international migration dataset and an empirical model accounting for the endogeneity of migration flows we find positive and significant effects of post-enlargement migration flows from new EU member states on old member states’ GDP, GDP per capita, and employment rate and a negative effect on output per worker. We also find small, but statistically significant negative effects of migration from Eastern Partnership countries on receiving countries’ GDP, GDP per capita, employment rate, and capital stock, but a positive significant effect on capital-to-labor ratio. These results mark an economic success of the EU enlargements and EU’s free movement of workers.
Subjects: 
EU enlargement
free mobility of workers
migration impacts
European Single Market
east-west migration
Eastern Partnership
JEL: 
J15
J61
J68
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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