The effect of mode 4 liberalization on illegal immigration
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)Bchir, Mohammed Hedi;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa. African Trade Policy Centre;
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This paper aims to assess the impacts of the temporary movement of workers on the illegal immigration. It uses a discrete time, forward-looking model with heterogeneous agents, in order to describe the decision made by illegal migrants from developing countries. Illegal migrants are supposed to accede only to the informal sector and are price-takers, as they have no negotiating power. Taking into account these specifications, the theoretical model is solved analytically and illustrated numerically. It demonstrates that under some conditions, the liberalization of temporary movement of workers could lead to a decrease of illegal migration.