Encyclopedia of Law and Economics

2019 Edition
| Editors: Alain Marciano, Giovanni Battista Ramello

Asylum Law

  • Marc DeschampsEmail author
  • Jenny Helstroffer
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7753-2_675


The purpose of this essay is to indicate that asylum law essentially derives from international commitments made in the aftermath of the Second World War. We then present, by way of illustration, the structure and main mechanisms of the common European asylum system. Finally, we will present the analyses of some of the economic studies dealing specifically with the question of asylum law.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CRESEUniv. Bourgogne Franche-ComtéBesançonFrance
  2. 2.BETAUniversité de LorraineNancyFrance