Publications of Klaus F. Zimmermann

How skilled immigration may improve economic equality

Mobile workers involve flows of labor and human capital and contribute to a more efficient allocation of resources. However, migration also changes relative wages, alters the distribution of skills and affects equality in the receiving society. The paper suggests that skilled immigration promotes economic equality in advanced economies under standard conditions. This is discussed and theoretically derived in a core model, and empirically supported using unique data from the WIID database and OECD.

Kahanec M. Labor Mobility in an Enlarged European Union. In: Zimmermann KF, Constant A, editors. International Handbook on the Economics of Migration. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar; 2013.
Kahanec M, Zaiceva A, Zimmermann KF. Ethnic Minorities in the European Union: An overview. In: Ethnic Diversity in European Labor Markets: Challenges and Solutions. MA: Edward Elgar Publishing; 2011.
Kahanec M, Zaiceva A, Zimmermann KF. An expert stakeholder’s view on the European integration challenges. In: Ethnic Diversity in European Labor Markets: Challenges and Solutions. MA: Edward Elgar Publishing; 2011.
Kahanec M, Zimmermann KF. A policy agenda for diversity and minority integration. In: Ethnic Diversity in European Labor Markets: Challenges and Solutions. MA: Edward Elgar Publishing; 2011.
Kahanec M, Zimmermann KF. High-Skilled Immigration Policy in Europe. In: High-Skilled Immigration in a Globalized Labor Market. Washington, DC: AEI; 2010.
Kahanec M, Zaiceva A, Zimmermann KF. Lessons from Migration after EU Enlargement. In: Eu Labor Markets after Post-enlargement Migration. Berlin and Heidelberg: Springer; 2010.
Kahanec M, Zimmermann KF. International Migration, Ethnicity and Economic Inequality. In: Oxford Handbook on Economic Inequality. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2009.