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East-West Migration and Income Convergence in Europe

  • July 21, 2016


  • 04:51

Emigration from Eastern European countries to the West has been substantial. This exodus has been a boon for the EU as a whole but has had a negative effect on Eastern Europe’s growth, productivity and the pace of its income convergence to Western Eu

  • Poul Thomsen, Director European Dept. IMF