Immigration and the refugee crisis – Can Europe rise to the challenge?

Torben M. Andersen, Giuseppe Bertola, John Driffill, Clemens Fuest, Harold James, Jan Egbert Sturm, Branko Uroševic

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Unrest and natural catastrophes in the Middle East and North Africa have displaced a staggering number of people over the past decade, triggering an unprecedented wave of refugees to Europe. Coping with the refugee influx is a humanitarian challenge that calls for cooperative solutions among EU states, not the pursuit of short-term national interests seen in many cases. This chapter discusses the potential economic impact of the current refugee influx with a special focus on its labour market effects and its implications for public finances.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number11152017001007
Pages (from-to)82-101
Number of pages20
JournalEEAG Report on the European Economy
Issue number16
StatePublished - 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)


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