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Working paper

Migration and Economic Growth: A 21st Century Perspective (WP 06/02)

Issue date: 
Wednesday, 1 March 2006
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JEL classification: 
F22 - International Migration
J61 - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers
O49 - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity: Other
O56 - Economywide Country Studies: Oceania

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This paper uses the growth accounting policy framework to discuss the mechanisms through which immigration can impact economic growth.


The author would like to thank Veronica Jacobsen, Geoff Lewis, Peter Wilson, Richard Bedford, Glenn Goldsmith, John Bryant, Mark Sowden, Grant Johnston and Tim Smith. All errors or omissions are my own.


The views, opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this Working Paper are strictly those of the author(s). They do not necessarily reflect the views of the New Zealand Treasury. The Treasury takes no responsibility for any errors or omissions in, or for the correctness of, the information contained in these working papers. The paper is presented not as policy, but with a view to inform and stimulate wider debate.

Last updated: 
Tuesday, 23 October 2007