The central objective of this work is to analyse the impact of migration on growth and employment in the context of EU enlargement. An integrated approach is pursued by analysing all three dimensions along which integration of productive structures between the Central and Eastern economies and the EU countries proceeds: labour, capital and goods flows. This enables us to take into account the substitutability and complementarily of factor and goods flows. It also adopts an explicitly dynamic perspective in that it attempts to show that integration can impact upon both short- and long-term economic growth and employment.
A comprehensive theoretical framework will be developed to understand the growth and employment consequences of international migration, when accompanied by the liberalisation of trade and capital flows. The empirical sections on migration, capital and trade flows will deliver the inputs for the simulations of alternative policy measures using the theoretical model, and will provide insights in themselves.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
GU2 5XH Guildford