Faculty of Economics and Business Administration Publications Database

The Demand for Illegal Migration and Market Outcomes

Möbert, Jochen
Volume: 39
Number: 1
Pages: 7 - 10
ISSN-Print: 0020-5346
Year: 2004
Keywords: Emigration, Immigration; Economic development; Market penetration; Foreign workers; Employment in foreign countries
Abstract: This article summarizes important aspects of illegal immigration. We analyse incentives of illegal immigrants as well as those of their employers by applying basic principles of labour economics, and by customising the workhorse of the economic theory of crime to suit the labour market for illegals immigrants. In addition, we describe the economic and social consequences of possible market outcomes.