The political economy of immigration quotas
- Cite this article as:
- Flores, O. Atlantic Economic Journal (1997) 25: 50. doi:10.1007/BF02298476
- 61 Downloads
It is argued, using a single-sector general equilibrium model, that the economic interests of citizens of a host country in relation to immigration depend on their factor ownership. Using the median voter model, it is argued that whether a country admits further immigration depends on the country's factor ownership distributions, the generosity of its transfer programs, as well as on the prejudices about immigrants that its citizens hold.