The Fiscal Impact of Migrants and Migration in Germany

Prednášajúci: Holger Bonin (ZEW)

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The paper uses the long-term budget method of generational accounting to evaluate the overall fiscal impact of immigration to Germany. On the basis of a complete balance of life cycle taxes paid and transfer received by native and migrant residents, and accounting for the marginal cost of providing public goods, it is shown that immigration has a positive impact on the intertemporal government budget, even if future migrants do not reach the fiscal capacity of the resident migrant population at once. Further gains for the incumbent population relate to the fact that current fiscal policy is not sustainable. Generational accounting indicates that the increase of individuals’ net fiscal contributions, required to keep the government solvent in the long term, is reduced substantially, if future immigrants share the burden of adjustment.
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O prednášajúcom:

Holger Bonin

Holger Bonin has been head of ZEW's Research Department "Labour Markets, Human Resources and Social Policy" since October 2007, and Professor of Labor Economics and Social Policy at the University of Kassel since October 2011.

Holger Bonin has vast experience as a scientific advisor to institutions including the European Commission, the United Nations Develoment Program, and several Ministries in Germany. The focus of his academic research is applied empirical economics. In particular, he is interested in the evaluation of labor market and familiy policies, labor shortages and demographic change, and behavioural microsimulation of labour supply. He is a member of the population economics section of the German Economic Association and an IZA Research Fellow.

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