The Global Welfare Economics of Immigration

  title={The Global Welfare Economics of Immigration},
  author={John E. Roemer},
  journal={Social Choice and Welfare},
We study the effect of immigration on global welfare. The world is modeled as consisting of two regions, South and North, the former populated by low-skill workers, and the latter by both lowand high-skill workers. Production in the North uses both labor inputs in a complementary way. A trade union in the North keeps the wage of low-skill workers above the Walrasian wage, generating unemployment of low-skill workers. Northern citizens fund unemployment benefits for workers through taxation… CONTINUE READING

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