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Author Kiel Week Conference (2004)

Title Labor mobility and the world economy / Federico Foders, Rolf J. Langhammer, editors
Published New York : Springer, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 357 pages) : illustrations
Contents International migration in the long run : positive selection, negative selection, and policy / Timothy J. Hatton, Jeffrey G. Williamson -- Modelling migration and development in economic history and geography / Frank Barry -- Immigration and wages in general equilibrium : a theoretical perspective / Gabriel Felbermayr, Wilhelm Kohler -- Ethnic networks and international trade / Gil S. Epstein, Ira N. Gang -- Are international capital movement and international labor migration substitutes under national externality? / Kar-yiu Wong -- Some economics of immigration from an LDC to a DC : stressing the case of a Nordic welfare state / Sheetal K. Chand, Martin Paldam -- Outsourcing and international labor mobility : a political economy analysis / Sanjay Jain, Devesh Kapur, Sharun W. Mukand -- Do we need an international regime for migration? / Stefania Pasquetti -- Do values matter for intra-EU migration? / Holger Wolf -- Refugees, asylum seekers, and policy in Europe / Timothy J. Hatton, Jeffrey G. Williamson -- The distinct political economies of trade and migration policy : through the window of endogenous policy models, with a focus on North America / David Greenaway, Douglas R. Nelson -- Growth effects of the brain drain / Per Lundborg
Summary The recent landings of illegal immigrants on the Italian and Spanish coasts, the immigrant riots in France, and the migratory pressure faced by many countries are an indication that migration will remain high on the agenda of international public policy for some time. In order to generate insights urgently needed by policy makers, this book takes stock of current migration research and seeks to contribute to the ongoing debate on the implications of labor flows and the scope for designing strategies to improve the management of migration both at the national and international levels. In this book, prominent and innovative scholars focus on such topics as the impact of brain drain on growth, the relationship between labor, trade, and capital flows, outsourcing and social values as determinants of migration, the benefits of immigration for different types of receiving countries, and EU migration policies vis-à-vis third countries
Notes Papers presented to the 2004 Kiel Week Conference
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Labor mobility -- Congresses.
Emigration and immigration -- Economic aspects -- Congresses.
International economic relations -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Foders, Federico.
Langhammer, Rolf J.
LC no. 2005937737
ISBN 9783540310457 (electronic bk.)
3540310452 (electronic bk.)