The Macroeconomic Effects of Migration from the New European Union Member States to the United Kingdom

Author/Editor:

Dora M Iakova

Publication Date:

March 1, 2007

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

The United Kingdom allowed workers from the ten new European Union member countries immediate access to its labor market after the accession in 2004. This paper uses a general equilibrium framework to explore the dynamic adjustment of the UK economy to the postaccession surge in immigration. Simulations show that immigration is likely to have positive effects on economic growth, capital accumulation, consumption, and the public finances.

Series:

Working Paper No. 07/61

Subject(s):

English

Publication Date:

March 1, 2007

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451866254/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2007061

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

17

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