The Fiscal Effects of Immigration to the UK

  title={The Fiscal Effects of Immigration to the UK},
  author={Christian Dustmann and Tommaso Frattini},
  journal={Public Economics: Fiscal Policies \& Behavior of Economic Agents eJournal},
  • C. Dustmann, T. Frattini
  • Published 1 November 2014
  • Economics
  • Public Economics: Fiscal Policies & Behavior of Economic Agents eJournal
In this paper, we investigate the fiscal impact of immigration on the UK economy, with a focus on the period since 1995. We provide estimates for the overall immigrant population for the period between 1995 and 2012, and for more recent immigrants who arrived since 2000, distinguishing between immigrants from European versus non-European countries. Overall, our findings indicate that EEA immigrants have made a positive fiscal contribution, even during periods when the UK was running budget… 

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