Does "Higher Wall" hinder immigration?

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In the present paper, we examine if "higher wall" really hinders immigration i.e., if tightening of border enforcement reduces immigration. The framework we construct is a stochastic one where an individual intends immigration under uncertainty that is expressed by geometric Brownian motion. It is revealed that "higher wall", contrary to the intention of regulatory authorities, does not hinder immigration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-38
Number of pages5
JournalResearch in World Economy
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Higher wall
  • Immigration
  • Optimal stopping theory
  • Value of waiting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial relations
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)
  • Political Science and International Relations


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