The economic impact of high human capital immigration on the NZ labour market
In this seminar, Sholeh Maani examines the economic causes and the effects of high human capital immigration on the New Zealand labour market. Two major forces relating to immigration and skills affect the New Zealand labour force: First, New Zealand immigration policy promotes immigration with high educational qualifications. Second, high-skilled New Zealanders are, in turn, in high demand internationally, in particular in Australia. Economic factors, consistent with the Roy Model of international immigration effectively explain the extent of these two flows. Sholeh discusses these effects, presents recent research results based on micro New Zealand data of labour market outcomes, and highlights their policy relevance.
Maani, Sholeh. 2009. "The Economic Impact of High Human Capital Immigration on the NZ Labour Market," Motu Economic and Public Policy Seminar, April.
Motu code: WPS0904