Tradable refugee-admission quotas and EU asylum policy Articles uri icon

publication date

  • September 2015

start page

  • 638

end page

  • 672


  • 3


  • 61

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1610-241X

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1612-7501


  • The current EU Asylum policy is widely seen as ine ective and unfair. We propose
    an EU-wide market for tradable quotas on both refugees and asylum-seekers coupled
    with a matching mechanism linking countries' and migrants' preferences. We show
    that the proposed system can go a long way towards addressing the shortcomings
    of the current system. We illustrate this claim using the recent problems regarding
    relocation faced by the European Relocation from Malta (EUREMA) program.


  • Economics


  • immigration policy, eu policy, tradable quotas, refugee resettlement, asylum; seekers, international public goods