The Review of Austrian Economics

, Volume 32, Issue 3, pp 205–213 | Cite as

Solving the Misesian migration conundrum

  • Benjamin PowellEmail author


This paper reviews Ludwig Von Mises’ concerns surrounding unrestricted immigration and relates them to the current debate surrounding immigrants’ impact on destination countries’ institutions. It then outlines a policy of generally unrestricted immigration with selective restrictions that addresses Mises’ concerns and concerns about destination country institutions, while still achieving the majority of the economic gains that unrestricted immigration is forecast to achieve.


Immigration Institutions Ludwig Von Mises 

JEL classification

F22 F50 B31 



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Rawls College of BusinessTexas Tech UniversityLubbockUSA

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