The Economic Costs to International Labor Restrictions: Revisiting the Empirical Discussion

@article{Moses2004TheEC,
  title={The Economic Costs to International Labor Restrictions: Revisiting the Empirical Discussion},
  author={Jonathon W. Moses and Bj{\o}rn Letnes},
  journal={World Development},
  year={2004},
  volume={32},
  pages={1609-1626}
}

Figures and Tables from this paper

The Dynamic Implications of Liberalizing Global Migration

This paper quantitatively investigates the short- and long-run effects of liberalizing global migration on the world distribution of income. We develop and parametrize a dynamic model of the world

Efficiency Gains from Liberalizing Labor Mobility

This paper quantifies the effect of a complete liberalization of international migration on the world GDP and its distribution across regions. We build a general equilibrium model endogenizing

The Grecian horse: does immigration lead to the deterioration of American institutions?

Concerns about the institutional impact of immigration, particularly in the United States, are not new. We can trace them back to Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Alexander Hamilton. More

Immigration Restrictions and Labor Market Skills Preliminary and Incomplete

Dierences in income levels across countries are generally attibuted to dierences in productivity. In studies of internal migration (e.g. within the U.S.), it is commonly observed that skilled workers

Immigration and Globalization: A Review Essay

This essay revisits the argument that the removal of worldwide immigration restrictions would induce a very large increase in world GDP. The recent books Exodus: How Migration is Changing Our World

The New Economic Case for Migration Restrictions: An Assessment

For decades, migration economics has stressed the effects of migration restrictions on income distribution in the host country. Recently the literature has taken a new direction by estimating the

Globalizing labor and the world economy: the role of human capital

We develop a dynamic model of the world economy that jointly endogenizes individual decisions about fertility, education and migration. We then use it to compare the short- and long-term effects of

Trading Goods or Human Capital: The Gains and Losses from Economic Integration

In this paper, I quantify the economic consequences of liberalizing migration in the OECD and compare them with those of a hypothetical liberalization of trade across the OECD. First, I investigate

The New Case for Migration Restrictions: An Assessment

For decades, migration economics has stressed the effects of migration restrictions on income distribution in the host country. Recently the literature has taken a new direction by estimating the

International Migration Unions

The prevalence of protectionist migration policies lead to the fact that more than 80% of the world population cannot work in any foreign country without a permit. Though a cooperation on labor
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 40 REFERENCES

Controlling Immigration: A Global Perspective.

This book reports the work of an interdisciplinary research team of immigration specialists based in the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies at the University of California San Diego from 1990 through

World-Economic Trends in the Distribution of Income, 1965-1992

This article assesses trends in world income inequality between 1965 and 1992. The study first decomposes Theil's T to show that between-country inequality is the most significant component of

Trade and Development Report 1998

"The ascendancy of finance over industry together with the globalization of finance have become underlying sources of instability and unpredictability in the world economy. Financial markets have for

International migration report

This is the first of what is hoped will be a regular series of articles in New Community addressed to contemporary patterns and trends in international migration. The aim will be to provide a largely

Foreign Direct Investment and Human Rights: An Ambiguous Relationship

In her article ‘Foreign Investment and Human Rights’ (1999), Debora Spar argues that FDI is inclined to improve human rights conditions in host countries. Spar's argument is examined at two levels.

Getting Income Shares Right

  • D. Gollin
  • Economics
    Journal of Political Economy
  • 2002
Many widely used economic models implicitly assume that income shares should be identical across time and space. Although time‐series data from industrial countries appear consistent with this

The Age of Mass Migration: Causes and Economic Impact.

About 55 million Europeans migrated to the New World between 1850 and 1914, landing in North and South America and in Australia. This movement, which marked a profound and permanent shift in global

The Age of Migration: International Population Movements in the Modern World

International migration is a central feature of the contemporary world. The fifth edition of this leading text has been substantially revised to provide an up-to-date and comprehensive assessment of

EFFICIENCY GAINS FROM THE ELIMINATION OF GLOBAL RESTRICTIONS ON LABOUR MOBILITY: AN ANALYSIS USING A MULTIREGIONAL CGE MODEL

We compute the world- wide efficiency gaings from the elimination of global restrictions on labour mobility using a multiregional CGE model. A distinctive feature of our analysis is the introduction

The Economic Consequences of Immigration.

1. Introduction and Summary. 2. Some General Theory of Immigration's Consequences. 3. The Demographic Dimensions of Immigration into the United States. 4. Behavioral Characteristics of Immigrants. 5.