FEMISE Research Paper FEM43-17 – The economic contribution of immigration on Europe: Fresh evidence from a “hybrid” quantile regression model

10-10-2019
FEMISE Research Paper FEM43-17 – The economic contribution of immigration on Europe: Fresh evidence from a “hybrid” quantile regression model
FEMISE Research Paper FEM43-17

Both forced and voluntary migration have become one of the core concerns in the public debate in many important receiving countries as Europe over the past few years. The contemporary refugee crisis and the noticeable changes in migration trends and policies led the authors to reconsider the economic contribution of such inflows of migrations to European countries.

The results provide some support for the hypothesis that refugees and other legal migrants do not impede economic growth, and limit employment opportunities of residents in host countries. But these effects are not homogeneous across various quantile levels. It is therefore necessary to take into account the economic circumstances of host countries (in particular, the levels of economic growth and unemployment).