Breuss, Fritz and Tesche, Jean
A general equilibrium analysis of East-West migration. The case of Austria-Hungary.
EI Working Papers / Europainstitut, 14.
Forschungsinstitut für Europafragen, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna.
We use a three-country, 14-sector computable general equilibrium (CGE) model to examine the effect of immigration on the labor market, production sectors and the macroeconomy of Austria and Hungary. We analyze the phenomenon of immigration in an empirical model in order to get an idea of the quantitative dimension of the economic problems involved, rather than introduce new integration theory. Our study aims more at the impact of migration than at forecasting future migration flows. (excerpt)