Migration: the Controversies and the Evidence

What is the link between trade and migration? Read ‘Migration: The Controversies and the Evidence’ This conference volume brings together papers that investigate the link between trade and factor mobility, particularly labour migration, from theoretical and empirical perspectives. It takes a critical look at the current controversies over immigration policies and examines the substitutability between trade and migration; the impact of regional integration on the location of economic activity; the role of public-good provision; and the political economy of migration. The links between trade, trade policies, migration and income distribution in sending and receiving nations are quantified using econometric methods and general equilibrium simulations. Case studies also explore the trade–migration links between Eastern and Western Europe; the impact of NAFTA on migratory pressure and wage gaps; and the historical experience with migration flows in the nineteenth century.