Chapter 19

The Impact of International Migration on Economic Growth in the Global Economy

Stephan Brunow*; Peter Nijkamp**; Jacques Poot,    * Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany** VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands NIDEA, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand To whom correspondence should be addressed


Recent research suggests that the welfare gains that would result from removing restrictions on international migration are large. The long-run impact of a higher level of international migration on the global economy is potentially even larger if it triggers an increase in the global growth rate, but such a growth rate impact is much harder to determine empirically. We estimate regression models ...

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