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Research from University of Munich Yields New Data on Urban Economics


  2012 MAY 11 - (VerticalNews.com) -- According to the authors of recent research from Munich, Germany, "This paper identifies the migration policies that emerge when both the sending country and the receiving country wield power to set migration quotas, when controlling migration is costly, and when the decision of how much human capital to acquire depends, among other things, on the migration policies."

  "The paper analyzes the endogenous formation of bilateral agreements in the shape of transfers to support migration controls, and in the shape of joint arrangements regarding the migration policy and the cost-sharing of its implementation," wrote O. Stark and colleagues, University of Munich.

  The researchers concluded: "The paper shows that in equilibrium both the sending country and the receiving country can participate in setting the migration policy, that bilateral agreements can arise as a welfare-improving mechanism, and that the sending country can gain from migration even when it does not set its preferred policy."

  Stark and colleagues published their study in Regional Science and Urban Economics (On the formation of international migration policies when no country has an exclusive policy-setting say. Regional Science and Urban Economics, 2012;42(3):420-429).

  For additional information, contact O. Stark, University of Munich, D-80539 Munich, Germany.

  Publisher contact information for the journal Regional Science and Urban Economics is: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands.

  Keywords: City:Munich, Country:Germany, Region:Europe

  This article was prepared by VerticalNews Economics editors from staff and other reports. Copyright 2012, VerticalNews Economics via VerticalNews.com.

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