Irregular Immigration : an Economic Analysis of Policies in the EU.

Irregular immigration is at the forefront of the political and public debate in the European Union. Images of desperate people arriving at the southern shores of the EU regularly dominate the media coverage. In this book, Steffen Minter focuses on the coordination problems between EU Member States i...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Minter, Steffen.
Format: Book
Published: Tübingen : Mohr Siebeck, 2015.
Series:Beiträge zur Finanzwissenschaft.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Cover; Preface; Contents; List of Tables; List of Figures; Chapter 1: Motivation and general introduction; 1.1 The debate on irregular immigration in the EU: Between burden-sharing and burden-shifting; 1.2 Intergovernmentalism vs. Supranationalism in the presence of individual mobility: The perspective of Fiscal Federalism; 1.3 Purpose and limits of the thesis; 1.4 Outline of the thesis; Chapter 2: Basic facts on regular and irregular immigration to the EU; 2.1 The ambiguity of terminology: Illegal, irregular or undocumented immigration?
  • 2.2 The EU as a destination region of regular immigrants2.3 The external EU border and its enforcement; 2.3.1 Characteristic; 2.3.2 Current situation concerning irregular entries; 2.3.3 Enforcement efforts; 2.4 Evidence and estimates on irregular immigrants in the EU; 2.4.1 Estimation methods; 2.4.2 An overview on numbers of irregular immigrants; 2.5 Immigration Amnesties
  • facts and figures on the regularization of immigrants; 2.6 Chapter summary; Chapter 3: The legal and institutional development of immigration policy in the EU; 3.1 The Schengen acquis and internal free mobility.
  • 3.2 The "Securitization" of immigration policy as a driver for integration 3.3 The introduction of the Frontex Agency; 3.4 The Lisbon Treaty and the road ahead with the Stockholm Programme; 3.5 The (missing) legal framework concerning Immigration Amnesties; 3.6 Chapter summary; Chapter 4: The welfare effects of regular and irregular immigration in the host country; 4.1 A glimpse on the literature on international migration; 4.2 Introducing a theoretical framework; 4.3 A scenario of regular immigration; 4.3.1 How immigration affects native income
  • the immigration surplus.
  • 4.3.2 The impact of immigration on the public transfer system4.3.3 Total effect of immigration on native welfare; 4.4 A scenario including irregular immigrants; 4.4.1 The Labor Segmentation Hypothesis concerning irregular immigration; 4.4.2 How irregular immigration affects the public transfer; 4.5 Immigration and native welfare from an empirical perspective; 4.5.1 The labor market effects; Spatial correlation approach; Production function approach; 4.5.2 Immigration and public finances; 4.6 Chapter summary.
  • Chapter 5: Border enforcement and Immigration Amnesties in a federal setting5.1 The model; 5.1.1 The economic environment; 5.1.2 Timing of events; 5.2 The decision on amnesty and enforcement spending; 5.2.1 Migration patterns; 5.2.2 Production; 5.2.3 Country A: The decision on amnesty; 5.2.4 Country A: The decision on enforcement spending; 5.2.5 Country B: The enforcement subsidy; 5.2.6 Non-cooperative equilibrium; 5.3 Social optimum ; 5.4 Extensions; 5.4.1 Endogenous onward migration; The migration decision; Equilibrium; 5.4.2 The policy choice on onward migration.