Long-run economic determinants of asylum applications

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This paper investigates the economic determinants of asylum applications in 22 OECD countries. The results of the econometric analysis demonstrate on the one hand, the long-run positive association between the gross domestic product per capita of the host country and the asylum applications, and on the other hand, the negative association between the unemployment rate of the host country and the asylum applications. Moreover, six global stochastictrends play also an important role in the determination of asylum applications.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEconomics Bulletin
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)48-59
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 10.03.2021

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Financial support by the German Research Foundation (DFG) through the project KA-3145/1-2 is gratefully acknowledged. The author thanks also an anonymous referee and the associate editor for helpful comments and suggestions. Citation:DenizDilanKaramanÖrsal,(2021)''Long-runeconomicdeterminantsofasylumapplications'',EconomicsBulletinVol umeo4o1ueo4 , , eo Is Contact: Deniz Dilan Karaman Örsal - deniz.oersal@uni-hamburg.de. Submitted: February 04, 2020. Published: March 10, 2021.

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    Research areas

  • Economics - asylum applications, long-run equilibrium, cross-sectional dependence, unobserved common factors