Migration, Mobility, and Growth

One of the sub-projects will study how entrepreneurship can serve as a way out of unemployment. This research may have implications for the assessment of public employment services and social insurance programs across Europe.

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How will Europe restore growth and employment?

Participants: Rolf Golombek, Andreas Moxnes, Knut Røed and Karen Helene Ulltveit-Moe

Emerging markets challenge Europe’s competitiveness in manufacturing. Almost none of the world’s recent entrepreneurial success stories have taken place in Europe.

In the current crises, European governments have started policy reforms that may boost
entrepreneurship. For such reforms to be well designed we need to know more about the determinants of entrepreneurial activities.

Labor migration, structural change and firm response

Participants: Bernt Bratsberg, Chrisitan Dustman, Jon Erik Dølvik, Andreas Moxnes, Knut Røed, Oddbjørn Raaum, Pål Schøne and Karen Helene Ulltveit-Moe

Despite free labor mobility, the 1980s and 90s saw surprisingly little labor migration between European countries. This changed after the Eastern enlargement of the EU in 2004 and 2007.
In the aftermath of the crisis with rising regional imbalances, migration flows between European countries are expected to increase, but magnitude and skill composition are crucial for the effects of free mobility on both receiving and sending countries. We plan to analyze gross cross national flows across Europe, and to break the number
down by skills.
A second study focus on detailed worker flows to Norway. We want to analyze crucial factors that affect these flows to Norway.
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The European future: towards divergence or convergence

Participants: Richard Baldwin, Rikard Forslid, Beata Javorcik, Karen Helene Ulltveit-Moe and Anthony Venables

We want to revisit the question of the consequences of establishing the single market and single currency, and investigate how measures that would contribute to the completion of the monetary union and further realization of the four freedoms (free mobility of goods, services, people and capital) affect economic development and inequality across European countries and society groups.

Published Nov. 25, 2014 5:17 PM - Last modified Nov. 25, 2014 5:17 PM