Tradable Refugee-Admission Quotas: A Policy Proposal to Reform the EU Asylum Policy

29 Pages Posted: 25 Oct 2014

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Hillel Rapoport

Paris School of Economics (PSE)

Jesús Moraga

Foundation for Applied Economic Research (FEDEA)

Date Written: October 2014

Abstract

The current EU Asylum policy is widely seen as ineffective and unfair. We propose an EU-wide market for tradable quotas on both refugees and asylum-seekers coupled with a matching mechanism linking countries' and migrants' preferences. We show that the proposed system can go a long way towards addressing the shortcomings of the existing system. We illustrate this claim using the recent problems regarding relocation faced by the European Relocation from Malta (EUREMA) program.

Keywords: Immigration policy, EU policy, tradable quotas, refugee resettlement, asylum seekers, international public goods.

JEL Classification: F22, F5, H87, I3, K33, 019

Suggested Citation

Rapoport, Hillel and Moraga, Jesús, Tradable Refugee-Admission Quotas: A Policy Proposal to Reform the EU Asylum Policy (October 2014). Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies Research Paper No. RSCAS 2014/101. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2514374 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2514374

Hillel Rapoport (Contact Author)

Paris School of Economics (PSE) ( email )

48 Boulevard Jourdan
Paris, 75014 75014
France

Jesús Moraga

Foundation for Applied Economic Research (FEDEA) ( email )

Jorge Juan 46
Madrid, 28001
Spain

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