International Trade and Immigration

Immigration is a global phenomenon that can produce positive and negative effects on the countries of emigration and on the countries of destination, sustaining significant immigration flows. The issues generated by these flows relate to a multitude of social science domains. Immigration flows set in motion political and often problematic dynamics in the host countries; immigration can generate cultural-type conflicts and can have significant effects on the structure of the labor markets in these countries. A theme that plays a significant role in the theory of international trade is the relationship between immigration and international trade. Two types of analyses are at the heart of this relationship: The first relates to the effects of immigration flows on the specialized production model of host countries, while ...

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