Transferability of Migration Licenses and the Distribution of Potential Rents

Posted: 27 Oct 2003

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Kala Krishna

Pennsylvania State University - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Laura L. Bivins

Federal Trade Commission - Bureau of Economics

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Abstract

This paper compares the effects of migration restrictions under transferability and non transferability of licenses. There is reason to expect that a policy of making licenses non-transferable will not only affect production efficiency, but also to allow producers to capture more of the potential migration rents.

Keywords: Migration, license, transferability

JEL Classification: F22, D45

Suggested Citation

Krishna, Kala and Lafean Bivins, Laura, Transferability of Migration Licenses and the Distribution of Potential Rents. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=458444

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