© 2001

Migration, Unemployment and Trade


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Bharat R. Hazari, Pasquale M. Sgro
    Pages 1-6
  3. Bharat R. Hazari, Pasquale M. Sgro
    Pages 7-51
  4. Bharat R. Hazari, Pasquale M. Sgro
    Pages 53-85
  5. Bharat R. Hazari, J. J. Nowak, M. Sahli
    Pages 87-113
  6. Bharat R. Hazari, Pasquale M. Sgro
    Pages 129-153
  7. Bharat R. Hazari, Pasquale M. Sgro
    Pages 155-178
  8. Bharat R. Hazari, Pasquale M. Sgro
    Pages 179-208
  9. Bharat R. Hazari, Pasquale M. Sgro
    Pages 209-231
  10. Bharat R. Hazari, Pasquale M. Sgro
    Pages 233-252
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 253-274

About this book


Migration, Unemployment and Trade focuses on the issues of migration, welfare and unemployment in a trade and development framework. Several chapters of the book analyze the implications of internal labor mobility in a model designed to highlight its implications for regional welfare, urban unemployment, rural-urban dichotomy and structural adjustment. An important innovation in this work is the disaggregation of the economy and the use of separate utility functions to highlight non-homogeneity of preferences. The book also deals with international mobility of factors in different frameworks. In particular it concentrates on the highly emotive issue of legal and illegal migration. Thus this work incorporates interesting and important features of labor economics and factor mobility into trade and distortion theory.


Employment Import Innovation Structural Change development growth labor economics migration mobility unemployment

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Deakin UniversityMelbourneAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Migration, Unemployment and Trade
  • Authors Bharat R. Hazari
    Pasquale M. Sgro
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-7310-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4419-4883-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4757-3379-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 274
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Labor Economics
    International Economics
    Economic Growth
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`The interaction between factor mobility and trade has been a long standing concern to several of the best trade theorists and also to policy makers. Despite the huge scholarly literature that has grown up on this subject in the last four decades, these distinguished authors manage to bring fresh theoretical insights to the subject. It is a first-rate work.'
Jagdish N. Bhagwati, Columbia University, New York
`This excellent book is a welcome addition to international trade books, where factor mobility and trade in factors are usually given a cursory treatment. In fact, after an introductory chapter in which the orthodox theory is summarized, the subsequent chapters treat a wealth of topics related to factor mobility and trade in factors including situations of unemployment and legal and illegal migration issues.'
Giancarlo Gandolfo, University of Rome La Sapienza