Tradable Refugee-Admission Quotas and EU Asylum Policy
37 Pages Posted: 2 Dec 2014
Date Written: November 28, 2014
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 current 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: F220, F500, H870, I300, K330, O190
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