Milo Bianchi, Université Paris Dauphine, Place de Lattre de Tassigny, 75016 Paris, France (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Immigration Policy and Self-Selecting Migrants
Version of Record online: 21 JAN 2013
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Journal of Public Economic Theory
Volume 15, Issue 1, pages 1–23, February 2013
How to Cite
BIANCHI, M. (2013), Immigration Policy and Self-Selecting Migrants. Journal of Public Economic Theory, 15: 1–23. doi: 10.1111/jpet.12007
Thanks to two anonymous referees and to Abhijit Banerjee, Jess Benhabib, Guido Friebel, Sergei Izmalkov Anna Maria Mayda, Sten Nyberg, Elena Paltseva, and Jörgen Weibull for helpful comments. Thanks to Région Ile-de-France for financial support.
- Issue online: 21 JAN 2013
- Version of Record online: 21 JAN 2013
- Received July 19, 2010; Accepted April 3, 2011.
I build a simple model of self-selection into migration and immigration policy determination. I first show that the effect of any immigration policy can be decomposed into a size and a composition effect. I then explore how the optimal policy may change once the latter effect is considered.