Department of Economics and Business Economics

Immigration and the refugee crisis – Can Europe rise to the challenge?

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  • Torben M. Andersen
  • Giuseppe Bertola, Università degli Studi di Torino
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  • John Driffill, Yale-NUS College
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  • Clemens Fuest, CESifo
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  • Harold James, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
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  • Jan Egbert Sturm, KOF Swiss Economic Institute
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  • Branko Uroševic, University of Belgrade

Unrest and natural catastrophes in the Middle East and North Africa have displaced a staggering number of people over the past decade, triggering an unprecedented wave of refugees to Europe. Coping with the refugee influx is a humanitarian challenge that calls for cooperative solutions among EU states, not the pursuit of short-term national interests seen in many cases. This chapter discusses the potential economic impact of the current refugee influx with a special focus on its labour market effects and its implications for public finances.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEEAG Report on the European Economy
Number of pages20
Publication year1 Jan 2017
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

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