Special Issue "Long-Run Economic Impacts of International Migration"
A special issue of Economies (ISSN 2227-7099).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2016)
Persistent differences between countries in the standard of living, intensifying global economic integration and declining costs of travel and communication have all been contributing to growing international migration in recent decades. A large literature has emerged on the socio-economic consequences of this trend for migrant-sending and migrant-receiving countries. Much of this literature focuses on short-term economic impacts, such as on labor and housing markets, international trade flows, remittances, public services and taxation. A stronger focus on longer term economic impacts is therefore now desirable. Economies invites papers that provide new insights into such long-run economic impacts of international migration. These can take a host country, a sending country, or a global perspective. Authors of the Special Issue are invited to address one of a range of potential research questions. These would include the effects of international migration on:
- Long-run global demographic trends (population size, composition and distribution)
- Long-run economic growth and wellbeing
- Human capital accumulation
- Research and development (R&D), innovation, technological change and total factor productivity growth
- Economies of scale, agglomeration and the spatial distribution of economic activity
- Business investment and entrepreneurship
- Public and private infrastructure
- International economic relations and diaspora networks
- Private and public savings, and intergenerational transfers
- Economic restructuring and transformation
- International convergence or divergence
- Cultural diversity, social capital and social cohesion
- Natural resources and the environment
Prof. Dr. Jacques Poot
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