Tamura, Yuji (2007) Migrant smuggling. Working Paper. Coventry: University of Warwick, Department of Economics. Warwick economic research papers (No.791).
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We analyze the migrant smuggling market where smugglers differ in their capacities to exploit their clients' labor in the destination. We show that when exploitation capacities are private information, the equilibrium may be characterized by adverse selection. In such a case, policies that diminish the availability of smuggling services to potential migrants inevitably raise the mean exploitation of smuggled labor.
|Item Type:||Working or Discussion Paper (Working Paper)|
|Subjects:||K Law > K Law (General)
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Human trafficking, Emigration and immigration -- Economic aspects, Smuggling, Information asymmetry, International law|
|Series Name:||Warwick economic research papers|
|Publisher:||University of Warwick, Department of Economics|
|Place of Publication:||Coventry|
|Official Date:||14 February 2007|
|Number of Pages:||46|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
|Funder:||University of Warwick, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz (JKUL)|
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