Prejudice and Immigration
Giordani, Paolo E. and Ruta, Michele (2010) Prejudice and Immigration. [Working Paper]. p. 40. (Unpublished)
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We study immigration policy in a small open receiving economy under self-selection of migrants. We show that the immigration policy choice aspects and is affected by the migratory decisions of skilled and unskilled foreign workers. From this interaction multiple equilibria may arise, which are driven by the natives' expectations on the size and skill composition of the incoming migrant population (and, hence, on the welfare effects of immigration). In particular, pessimistic (optimistic) beliefs induce a country to impose higher (lower) barriers to immigration, which crowd out (crowd in) skilled migrants and thus con rm initial beliefs. This self-ful lling mechanism sustains the endogenous formation of an anti or pro-immigration "prejudice".
|Item Type:||Report / Paper (Working Paper)|
|Research documents and activity classification:||Working Papers > Non-Refereed Working Papers / of national relevance only|
|Divisions:||Department of Business and Management|
|Additional Information:||Revised version, June 2010.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Immigration policy, skilled/unskilled workers, small open economy, multiple equilibria.|
|MIUR Scientific Area:||Area 13 - Economics and Statistics > SECS-P/01 Political Economy|
|Deposited By:||Maria Teresa Nistico|
|Deposited On:||25 Nov 2010 08:54|
|Last Modified:||25 Nov 2010 08:54|
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