Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/75966
Authors: 
Michael, Michael S.
Year of Publication: 
2002
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 780
Abstract: 
An important issue in public policy debates is the effect of international migration on welfare in source and host countries. We address this issue by constructing a general equilibrium model of a two-class source or host country. Each country produces many traded and non-traded goods, uses income taxes and distributes the tax receipts equally to all individuals. The analysis examines the effects of permanent migration on class, and national welfare. We show, among other things, that marginal immigration hurts people already in the country regardless of whether or not non-traded goods exist. The presence of international capital mobility, however, may reverse the above result.
Subjects: 
international migration
taxes
transfers
welfare
JEL: 
F22
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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