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The Effect of Immigration on Public Finances

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The impact of immigration on the public finances is an important influence on public opinion. This paper aims to provide a thorough conceptual survey, pointing out the complexities of a full understanding and the relevance of indirect effects and covering both static perspectives and longer run dynamic issues. It considers simple accounting approaches which are relatively neglectful of behavioural responses but also tries to bring out the complexities in the nature of the relationship between rates of immigration and the public exchequer that come with more sophisticated modelling of its economic effects. 

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Journal article | Economic Journal
The impact of immigration on the public finances is an important influence on public opinion. In this study, Ian Preston sets out the channels by which immigration can affect the public finances.