A Small-Open-Economy Analysis of Migration

The standard small-open-economy framework is extended to incorporate migration and job search. The model has a dynamic optimization setup with migration costs, where a simple mechanism of job search interacts with the migration decision. The balanced-growth population size is undetermined in this model. However, when conditioned on the current population size, the expected long-run population is finite. The developed framework is used to analyze, theoretically and quantitatively, the effects of an exogenous immigration influx of the magnitude of the ongoing influx to Israel from the C.I.S. The outcome of the model is a set of paths for endogenous emigration, domestic population size, and unemployment.


Issue Date:
1994-06
Publication Type:
Working or Discussion Paper
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Record Identifier:
https://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/275591
Language:
English
Total Pages:
27
Series Statement:
Working Paper No. 13-94




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