Goods and Factor Market Integration: A Quantitative Assessment of the EU Enlargement

  title={Goods and Factor Market Integration: A Quantitative Assessment of the EU Enlargement},
  author={Lorenzo Caliendo and Fernando Henrique Sgarbi Parro and Luca David Opromolla and Alessandro Sforza},
  journal={Journal of Political Economy},
  pages={3491 - 3545}
We build a multicountry dynamic general equilibrium model to study the economic effects of the 2004 enlargement of the European Union. In our model, trade is costly and households of different skills and nationalities face costly forward-looking migration decisions. We exploit the timing of migration policy changes to identify the changes in migration costs. We find that the changes in migration and trade policy resulted in aggregate welfare gains but with heterogeneous effects across skill… 


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