Two-Way Migration between Similar Countries

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Show simple item record Kreickemeier, Udo de_DE Wrona, Jens de_DE 2011-04-26 de_DE 2014-03-18T10:03:40Z 2011-04-26 de_DE 2014-03-18T10:03:40Z 2011 de_DE
dc.identifier.other 343282291 de_DE
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dc.description.abstract We develop a model to explain two-way migration of high-skilled individuals between countries that are similar in their economic characteristics. High-skilled migration is explained by a combination of two features: In both countries there is a continuum of workers with differing abilities, which are private knowledge, and the production technology gives incentives to f;rms for hiring workers of similar ability. In the presence on migration cost, high-skilled workers self-select into the group of migrants, thereby ensuring they are hired together with other high-skilled migrants. The laissez-faire equilibrium features too much migration, explained by a negative migration externality, and as a result all individuals are worse of than in autarky. We also show that for suffciently low levels of migration cost the optimal level of migration is strictly positive. In extensions to our basic model, we consider the presence of an internationally immobile factor and find that in this case the possibility of aggregate gains from migration in the laissez-faire equilibrium emerges. We also show that our basic results are robust with respect to small differences in countries’ technologies. en
dc.language.iso en de_DE
dc.publisher Universität Tübingen de_DE
dc.rights ubt-podno de_DE
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dc.subject.classification Migration , Externer Effekt de_DE
dc.subject.ddc 330 de_DE
dc.subject.other Migration , Skilled Workers , Positive Assortative Matching , Externalities en
dc.title Two-Way Migration between Similar Countries en
dc.type ResearchPaper de_DE
utue.publikation.fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften de_DE
utue.publikation.fakultaet 6 Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät de_DE
dcterms.DCMIType Text de_DE
utue.publikation.typ workingPaper de_DE 5592 de_DE
utue.publikation.source University of Tübingen Working Papers in Economics and Finance ; 1 de_DE


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