Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/68030
Authors: 
Barrell, Ray
Gerald, John Fitz
Riley, Rebecca
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), Dublin 203
Abstract: 
This paper considers the macroeconomic effects of the migration that followed the enlargement of the EU in May 2004. At that time the EU was expanded to include 10 New Member States (NMS) predominantly from Central and Eastern Europe. In the wake of accession the number of workers migrating to the EU-15 from the poorest of the NMS increased significantly. In part the result of the liberal immigration policies adopted, and restrictive policies adopted elsewhere, Ireland and the UK have become popular destination countries for NMS workers. Here we illustrate the potential macroeconomic consequences of these migration flows across Europe, highlighting the impacts in both the receiving and sending countries.
Subjects: 
EU enlargement
New Member States
migration
JEL: 
E22
E24
E27
F22
J61
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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