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The Economics of Illegal Immigration

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Chisato Yoshida, Alan D. Woodland
      Pages 1-40
  3. The Welfare Effects of Illegal Immigration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. Chisato Yoshida, Alan D. Woodland
      Pages 67-77
    3. Back Matter
      Pages 94-94
  4. The Optimal Enforcement of Employer Sanctions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Chisato Yoshida, Alan D. Woodland
      Pages 97-108
    3. Chisato Yoshida, Alan D. Woodland
      Pages 109-124
    4. Back Matter
      Pages 125-125
  5. The Welfare Effects of a Profit-Sharing Policy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Chisato Yoshida, Alan D. Woodland
      Pages 129-142
    3. Chisato Yoshida, Alan D. Woodland
      Pages 143-162
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 172-190

About this book


This book is an extensive review of the current state of illegal immigration in Europe and North America whilst providing theoretical analysis. This analysis models illegal immigration in a two-country framework, highlights the inter-related labour markets and considers a range of immigration policy instruments, including border patrols and employer surveillance and sanctions. Distinguishing between scenarios with and without the international mobility of capital, this book also examines various profit sharing arrangements. Other issues explored include: - The effectiveness of tighter border patrols and internal surveillance upon the level of illegal immigration - The effects upon national and international welfare - And optimal immigration policy choices


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About the authors

CHISATO YOSHIDA is Associate Professor of International Economics at Ritsumeikan University, Japan. He obtained his PhD in 1999 from Okayama University and has previously held a position at Okayama University, Japan. His research interests focus on illegal immigration, foreign direct investment and uncertainty. He is the author of Illegal Immigration and Economic Welfare.

ALAN D. WOODLAND is Professor of Econometrics in the School of Economics and Political Science at the University of Sydney, Australia. He completed his PhD at the University of New England and has previously held positions at the University of New England, USA and the University of British Columbia, Canada. He is the author of International Trade and Resource Allocation, a co-editor of International Trade Policy and the Pacific Rim and editor of Economic Theory and International Trade.

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'...a useful contribution for researchers interested in issues of migration from developing to developed countries.' - Silke Uebelmesser, Journal of Economics (springer Wien)