Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/216330
Authors: 
Bertoli, Simone
Brücker, Herbert
Fernández-Huertas Moraga, Jesús
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers No. 13018
Abstract: 
More than 3 million asylum seekers arrived into Europe between 2014 and 2016, and we analyze the role of destination-specific policy measures in shaping their location choices. We bring to the data a gravity equation that reflects the uncertainty that asylum seekers face, concerning the chances of obtaining refugee protection, the processing time and the risk of repatriation. These factors shaped the distribution of asylum seekers, and produced heterogeneous effects across different origin countries. German efforts to expand their processing capacity produced a significant increase in applications from origins with high recognition rates, which were mostly diverted away from Sweden.
Subjects: 
refugees
recognition rate
processing time
gravity equations
migration
JEL: 
F22
K37
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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