Balloon effect

Publication date: 10 Aug 2015 | Publication type: Journal article/book/chapter | Theme: Trade, Investment & Productivity, Exiting the EU & Britain after Brexit | Authors: Rienzo, C | External authors: Vargas-Silva, C | JEL classification: F22, J24 | Journal: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies No. 4 Vol. 16 | Publisher: Springer-Verlag, London
Since 2010 the UK Government has aimed to reduce net-migration. The UK Government cannot restrict EEA migration, and it has focused instead on restricting non-EEA migration, including closing routes intended for non-EEA high-skilled workers. We identify a possible substitution effect in this...