Lundgren, Ted (2008): Illegal to punish or punish the illegals: Which way should Ukraine and Moldova choose? Published in: Revista Sciintifica “Studii Economice" No. 1-2 (June 2008): pp. 87-97.
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A government seeks to minimise the maximum expected utility of migrants and smugglers, but has to do this under constraints. It is argued that a vote maximising government should choose policies based on the relative weight of the introduced lobby utility function, which acts as a constraint. The model allows for calculation of simplified but optimal punishments, however this would require information about country-specific parameters. The model setting assumes that there is almost perfect competition between the facilitators (people smugglers).
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Illegal to punish or punish the illegals: Which way should Ukraine and Moldova choose?|
|Keywords:||illegal migration; illegal immigration; irregular migration; undocumented migration; optimal punishments; punishments; Moldova; Ukraine; people smuggling; human smuggling; international migration; people smugglers; border control; punishment schemes; WNIS|
|Subjects:||F - International Economics > F2 - International Factor Movements and International Business > F22 - International Migration
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O17 - Formal and Informal Sectors; Shadow Economy; Institutional Arrangements
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O15 - Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
|Depositing User:||Ted Lundgren|
|Date Deposited:||28. Jun 2011 13:29|
|Last Modified:||20. Feb 2013 07:32|
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