Atlantic Economic Journal

, Volume 25, Issue 1, pp 50–59

The political economy of immigration quotas

  • Oscar Flores

DOI: 10.1007/BF02298476

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Flores, O. Atlantic Economic Journal (1997) 25: 50. doi:10.1007/BF02298476


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.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Oscar Flores
    • 1
  1. 1.Western New Mexico UniversityUSA