On the economics and politics of refugee migration

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dc.contributor.author Dustamann, Christan
dc.contributor.author Fasani, Francesco
dc.contributor.author Frattini, Tommaso
dc.contributor.author Minale, Luigi
dc.contributor.author Schönberg, Uta
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-05T15:13:13Z
dc.date.available 2018-07-01T22:00:05Z
dc.date.issued 2017-07-01
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Dustmann, C., Fasani, F., Frattini, T., Minale, L. and Schönberg, U. (2017), On the economics and politics of refugee migration. Economic policy, v. 32, n. 91, pp. 497-550.
dc.identifier.issn 1468-0327
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/25185
dc.description.abstract This paper provides a comprehensive analysis of refugee migration, with emphasis on the current refugee crisis. After first reviewing the institutional framework laid out by the Geneva Convention for Refugees, we demonstrate that, despite numerous attempts at developing a common European asylum policy, EU countries continue to differ widely in interpretation and implementation. We then describe key features of the current refugee crisis and document the overall magnitudes and types of refugee movements, illegal border crossings and asylum applications to EU Member States. We next study the labour market integration of past refugee migrants to EU countries and draw conclusions for the current situation. Finally, we turn to the economics of refugee migrations, contrasting economic and refugee migrants, discussing the trade-offs between long-term asylum and temporary protection and highlighting the benefits of well-coordinated national asylum policies. We conclude with several policy recommendations.
dc.description.sponsorship Luigi Minale gratefully acknowledges support from the Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (Spain, Maria de Maeztu Grant) and Comunidad de Madrid (MadEco CM S2015/HUM 3444). Christian Dustmann acknowledges funding through the Norface WSF Programme and the DFG (DU1024/1 1) ERC Advanced Grant 323992 DMEA.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Oxford University Press
dc.rights © Oxford University Press
dc.subject.other Asylum policy
dc.subject.other Asylum seekers
dc.subject.other Refugee crisis
dc.title On the economics and politics of refugee migration
dc.type article
dc.subject.jel F22
dc.subject.jel J15
dc.subject.jel J61
dc.subject.eciencia Economía
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1093/epolic/eix008
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.relation.projectID Comunidad de Madrid. S2015/HUM-3444/MADECO-CM
dc.type.version acceptedVersion
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 497
dc.identifier.publicationissue 91
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 550
dc.identifier.publicationtitle Economic policy
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 32
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000020289
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