Research Papers in Economics, Department of Economics, Stockholm University
Fiscal Implications of Emigration
Abstract: This study examines the fiscal effects of emigration. A
dynamic macroeconomic framework is used. The net peresent value of the
fiscal effects of different types of individuals' emigration decisions is
calculated. Individuals are differentiated w.r.t. age, gender, education,
being immigrants or born in Sweden and how long they choose to stay abroad
in case of emigration. This study expolores how the fiscal effects of
emigration are contingent on these different personal characteristics and
is applied to the case of emigration from Sweden in 1998. The estmated
aggregate fiscal cost is SEK 11.6 billion or 0.62% of GDP. This cost is
significantly larger than the cost of immigration.
Keywords: Migration; Emigration; Fiscal Impact; Fiscal Policy; Taxation; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: E62; F22; H20; H50; (follow links to similar papers)
42 pages, January 22, 2007
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