Migrants and refugees are good for economies

  title={Migrants and refugees are good for economies},
  author={Amy Maxmen},
  • A. Maxmen
  • Published 20 June 2018
  • Economics
  • Nature
Analysis of 30 years of data from Western Europe refutes suggestions that asylum seekers pose a financial burden. Analysis of 30 years of data from Western Europe refutes suggestions that asylum seekers pose a financial burden. 
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Macroeconomic evidence suggests that asylum seekers are not a “burden” for Western European countries
An econometric model shows that inflows of asylum seekers do not deteriorate host countries’ economic performance or fiscal balance because the increase in public spending induced by asylum seekers is more than compensated for by an increase in tax revenues net of transfers.