External integration, structural transformation, and economic development: Evidence from Argentina 1870-1914

Pablo Fajgelbaum, Stephen Redding, 12 July 2014



External economic integration is often argued to be an important driver of economic development, as it raises income through specialisation in comparative-advantage sectors, provides low-cost access to imported goods, and shapes the pattern of structural transformation from agricultural into non-agricultural activities.

Topics: Development, Economic history, International trade
Tags: Argentina, comparative advantage, integration, specialisation, trade costs

An ever closer union?

Bruno Maçães, 9 July 2014



The debate on the future of the European Union is now in full swing. Perhaps the most interesting aspect of this debate is the way it harks back to a short clause in the EU's founding document. In the 1957 Treaty of Rome, the signatories pledged to work towards “an ever closer union”.

Topics: EU institutions, EU policies
Tags: EU, integration

Citizenship and Employment – Comparing Two Cool Countries

Pieter Bevelander, Ravi Pendakur, 10 January 2011

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Topics: Labour markets, Migration
Tags: citizenship, employment, integration

Immigration in Western Europe

Gianmarco I.P. Ottaviano, Giovanni Peri, 17 April 2008



Western European workers are ageing, Western European women are increasingly participating into the labour force, and young Western European generations have significantly increased their level of schooling.

Topics: Labour markets, Migration
Tags: immigration, integration, labour market institutions, unemployment, welfare state

The specific pattern of Muslim immigrants’ integration in the UK

Alberto Bisin, Eleonora Patacchini, Thierry Verdier, Yves Zenou, 19 September 2007



An intense political and intellectual debate is taking place in Europe regarding the pace at which recent immigrants are (or are not) integrating to European cultural values. Huntington's notion of clash of civilizations as well as Sen’s analysis of multi-cultural societies, for instance, prominently feature in many discussions in the media.

Topics: Europe's nations and regions
Tags: integration, Muslims

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