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Home | Events Archive | Taxes and Migration Flows: Preferential Tax Schemes for High-Skill Immigrants
Seminar

Taxes and Migration Flows: Preferential Tax Schemes for High-Skill Immigrants


  • Series
  • Speaker(s)
    Pedro Teles (Universidade Catolica Portuguesa, Portugal)
  • Field
    Macroeconomics
  • Location
    Tinbergen Institute Amsterdam, room 1.01
    Amsterdam
  • Date and time

    November 23, 2023
    16:00 - 17:15

Abstract

We study preferential tax schemes for high-skill immigrants such as those adopted in Europe in the past two decades. The assessment is very negative. While they induce an immigration surplus tilted towards the low-skill, they also give rise to an emigration deficit, that may more than offset the surplus. We find that the unilateral adoption tends to hurt both low- and high-skill workers while the multilateral adoption redistributes from low-skill to high-skill workers. Joint work with João Brogueira de Sousa.