Labor Mobility and the World Economy

  • Rolf J. Langhammer
  • Federico Foders
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. International Migration in the Long Run: Positive Selection, Negative Selection, and Policy

  3. Labor Mobility and Globalization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Timothy J. Hatton
      Pages 46-50
    3. Gabriel Felbermayr, Wilhelm Kohler
      Pages 51-80
    4. Joaquim Ramos Silva
      Pages 81-84
    5. Gil S. Epstein, Ira N. Gang
      Pages 85-103
    6. Jutta Allmendinger, Christian Gaggermeier
      Pages 104-110
    7. Jörn Kleinert
      Pages 140-143
  4. Integrated Labor Markets and Global Governance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Sanjay Jain, Devesh Kapur, Sharun W. Mukand
      Pages 187-204
    3. Stefania Pasquetti
      Pages 209-224
    4. Doris König
      Pages 225-229
    5. Holger Wolf
      Pages 231-243
    6. Herbert Brücker
      Pages 244-248
    7. Timothy J. Hatton, Jeffrey G. Williamson
      Pages 249-284
  5. Labor Mobility and Public Policy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 293-293
    2. Gerald Willmann
      Pages 328-330
    3. Per Lundborg
      Pages 331-345
    4. Gabriel Felbermayr
      Pages 346-353
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 355-359

About these proceedings


An increasing number of landings of illegal migrants on the coast of Italy and Spain, but also the recent riots, car-burnings, and street battles that occurred all across France and that have been attributed to the migrant community, seem to indicate that migration is likely to stay high on the European policy agenda for some time. The flow of migrants from poor to rich countries does not, however, constitute a typically European problem. V. S. public policy has also been facing a continued (legal and illegal) inflow of labor from different regions, notably Mexico and other Latin American countries. And similar developments in other advanced countries (Australia, Canada) as weil as in selected fast-growing emerging markets in Eastern Europe and East Asia imply that these countries too are being compelled to adjust their public policies in order to relieve migratory pressures and deal with their consequences. The world economy already saw rising cross-border labor flows in the 1990s and most forecasts predict that South-North and South-South migration will re­ main at relatively high levels over the next decades and possibly even turn into a major global challenge for policy makers in the 21st century.


Nation labor market migrants mobility political economy

Editors and affiliations

  • Rolf J. Langhammer
    • 1
  • Federico Foders
    • 1
  1. 1.Kiel Institute for World EconomicsKielGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-31044-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-31045-7
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