Immigration is right at the top of the political agenda for the 21st century. This book draws together and unifies analysis of immigration into the major EU countries and the US, presenting in an accessible and clear way the major trends and dramatic developments of the past decade. While the influence of the welfare state on immigration incentives is a key issue, various other influences on both legal and illegal migration are analysed, together with the implications of migration for the market outcomes on these two continents.
Tito Boeri is Professor of Economics at Bocconi University, Milan, and is affiliated with the Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research (IGIER). He is Director of the Fondazione Rodolfo Debenedetti operating in the field of labour market and social policy reforms in Europe. He is a research fellow at CEPR and at the University of Michigan Business School.
Gordon H. Hanson is Professor of Economics in the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at the University of California, San Diego. He is also a research associate in the National Bureau of Economic Research and on the Board of Editors for the American Economic Review and the Journal of International Economics.
Barry McCormick has been Professor of Economics at the University of Southampton since 1991. His research is in labour economics, including labour markets in less developed countries. He is a part-time consultant for the UK Treasury on Regional Policy.