Migration between imperfectly competitive economies

Jeffrey Sheen, Hao Xu*

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We study the role of bargaining as a barrier to migration in the equilibrium of a two-region world with imperfectly competitive labour markets. Equilibrium migration is jointly determined by relative labour market bargaining powers, productivity and costs of migration. If migrants complement host factors, higher migration generally benefits both source and host economies. An enhancement of the bargaining power of typically weak migrant workers in host regions improves welfare.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)319-342
Number of pages24
JournalInternational Migration
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2024

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