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Herbert Brücker

Professor of Economics at the University of Bamberg and head of the department for International Comparisons and European Integration at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) in Nuremberg

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Working Paper

Cyclical dimensions of labour mobility after EU Enlargement

At a time of symmetric global slowdown, migration cannot contribute as much to absorbing economic shocks as it could if the shock were asymmetric. Early evidence suggests that the crisis has led to a drop in immigration and even net return migration from some countries. This has helped the adjustment of former EU15 host countries […]

By: Alan Ahearne, Herbert Brücker, Zsolt Darvas and Jakob von Weizsäcker Topic: Macroeconomic policy Date: May 31, 2009