Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/73442
Authors: 
Russek, Stephan
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
BGPE Discussion Paper 72
Abstract: 
The paper analyzes the impact of skill-biased migration policies under the economics of agglomeration. It therefore develops an agglomeration model with two types of mobile worker who are heterogeneous and differ both within and between skill groups with respect to their migration propensity. On the one hand, the model reveals that the effectiveness of migration policies depends on the level on trade costs. On the other hand, it shows that increasing (reducing) political barriers to migration for one factor of production, reduces (increases) the migration incentive of the other. Consequently, pro-skilled and contra-unskilled migration policies attenuate each other or can even be counterproductive.
Subjects: 
agglomeration
labor mobility
economic geography
skill-biased migration policies Welfare
JEL: 
F12
F15
F22
R12
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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