What Drives Immigration Amnesties?

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Casarico, Alessandra; Facchini, Giovanni; Frattini, Tommaso;
  • Publisher: Munich: Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute (CESifo)
  • Subject: Sozialstaat | J61 | Illegale Einwanderung | F22 | Migrationspolitik | amnesties | labor market mismatch | welfare state | Straffreiheit | Arbeitsmarktflexibilität | illegal immigration | illegal immigration, amnesties, labor market mismatch, welfare state | OECD-Staaten
    • jel: jel:F22 | jel:J61
      ddc: ddc:330

We develop a general model of legal and illegal immigration to understand the basic tradeoffs faced by a government in the decision to implement an immigration amnesty in the presence of a selective immigration policy. We show that two channels play an important role: a... View more
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