On the Economics of Refugee Flows

Stark, Oded (July 2003) On the Economics of Refugee Flows. Former Series > Working Paper Series > IHS Economics Series 134


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Abstract: Although the phenomenon of refugee flows is not devoid of economic connotations, it has so far been investigated primarily by political scientists and sociologists. The analytical tools of economic inquiry have not yet been applied to thissubject, although it stands to reason that such a study will contribute to our understanding of why refugee flows occur and will guide the policy response. This note illustrates how economic analysis can be brought to bear on three key aspects of refugee flows: fear, poverty, and group movement.;

Item Type: IHS Series
Keywords: 'Refugee flows' 'Group movements' 'Impoverishment and fear'
Classification Codes (e.g. JEL): A11, F02, J24
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2014 10:37
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2019 16:20
ISBN: 1605-7996
URI: https://irihs.ihs.ac.at/id/eprint/1498

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