Migration and the Efficiency of European Labour Markets

  • Suie Akkoyunlu
  • Roger Vickerman
Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)


The role of borders in adding to the costs of trade and of cultural ties, such as language, in reducing such costs have been a major element in the contributions of Karin Peschel to our understanding of the development of spatial patterns of trade. With the elimination of most direct costs of borders on trade in goods and services within the European Union, attention has been increasingly focused on imperfections in the European labour market. In this paper, we focus on the role of migration in achieving greater efficiency in the labour market. This is important becausc of the role of labour market flexibility in meeting the conditions for a successful monetary union and because of the concerns raised by the perceived “threat” of potential mass migrations from future enlargement of the EU.


Labour Market Asylum Seeker Wage Differential Labour Mobility Migration Decision 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Suie Akkoyunlu
    • 1
  • Roger Vickerman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsThe University of Kent at CanterburyCanterburyUK

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