Russo, Giuseppe and Senatore, Luigi (2011): Who Contributes? A Strategic Approach to a European Immigration Policy.
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According to the Lisbon Treaty the increasing cost of enforcing the European border against immigration shall be shared among the EU members. Nonetheless, the Treaty is rather vague with respect to the "appropriate measures" to adopt in order to distribute the financial burden. Members who do not share their borders with source countries have an incentive to free ride on the other countries. We study a contribution game where a northern government and a southern government minimize a loss function with respect to their national immigration target. We consider both sequential and simultaneous decisions and we show that the contribution of both governments is positive when their immigration targets are not too different. We show that total contribution is higher when decisions are simultaneous, but the conditions for both contributions to be positive are less restrictive in the sequential framework.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Who Contributes? A Strategic Approach to a European Immigration Policy|
|Keywords:||Policy making, Government expenditures, Local government expenditures, Federalism|
|Subjects:||H - Public Economics > H7 - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations > H77 - Intergovernmental Relations; Federalism; Secession
H - Public Economics > H7 - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations > H72 - State and Local Budget and Expenditures
H - Public Economics > H4 - Publicly Provided Goods > H41 - Public Goods
D - Microeconomics > D7 - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making > D78 - Positive Analysis of Policy-Making and Implementation
|Depositing User:||Luigi Senatore|
|Date Deposited:||15. Sep 2011 14:47|
|Last Modified:||16. Feb 2013 07:05|
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