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The economic benefits of legal migration in the EU

Here is the European Commission’s agenda on migration. Advertisements

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Economic Benefits of Open Borders

Here is a must-read article by Philippe Legrain on the New York Times. A few key points: When borders are open, migration is circular rather than permanent, as shown by the relatively low levels of migration from Eastern Europe when … Continue reading

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Migration & Offshoring do not displace native workers

From the LSE Blog: “The standard narrative on immigration and offshoring is that these practices uniformly harm American workers by providing cheap, alternative sources of labor. Using data taken from U.S. manufacturing industries between 2000 and 2007, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Giovanni … Continue reading

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Migration & the economy

Migrants contribute ¬£25bn to UK economy: http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/nov/05/migration-target-useless-experts?CMP=twt_gu Migrants are net contributors: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/mar/06/uk-benefits-eu-migrants-what-crisis Migration raises income (US focus): http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2013/04/22/immigration_raises_american_income.html Migrants do not ‘steal’ jobs (lump of labour fallacy): http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jameskirkup/100208823/immigration-if-only-politicians-would-lead-not-follow/ Reflections on growth and immigration: http://notthetreasuryview.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/the-economic-objectives-of-immigration.html Compilation of research: http://www.europarl.org.uk/view/en/Food_for_Thought/UKEUMigration.html

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