A positive analysis of immigration policy

Bellettini, Giorgio ; Berti Ceroni, Carlotta (2004) A positive analysis of immigration policy. Bologna: Dipartimento di Scienze economiche DSE, p. 15. DOI 10.6092/unibo/amsacta/4770. In: Quaderni - Working Paper DSE (520). ISSN 2282-6483.
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Abstract

This paper studies the determinants of immigration policy in an economy with entrepreneurs and workers where a trade union has monopoly power over wages. The presence of the union leads a benevolent government to implement a high level of immigration and induces a welfare loss not only from an aggregate point of view, but even from the point of view of workers. In the politico-economic equilibrium where interest groups lobby for immigration, we show the condition under which workers are no longer hurt by the presence of the union.

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Bellettini, Giorgio
Berti Ceroni, Carlotta
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