Optimal Migration Policies: An Analytical Approach

Willekens F (1979). Optimal Migration Policies: An Analytical Approach. IIASA Research Report (Reprint). IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: RR-80-016. Reprinted from Regional Science and Urban Economics, 9 [1979].

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Abstract

This paper explores the analytical features of population distribution or human settlement policies. It proposes a methodology for quantitative policy analysis and policy design based on optimal control and system theory. This paper shows how policy models may be derived from demographic and demoeconomic or demometric models by adding a new dimension: the goals-means relationship of population distribution policy. It examines a large class of relevant policy models and demonstrates their relationship to the original Tinbergen "Theory of Policy," which provides a paradigm of static and dynamic policy analysis. Problems of "existence" and of "design of optimal population distribution" policies are studied analytically. In designing optimal policies, use may be made of the minimizing properties of generalized inverses.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Research Report (Reprint))
Research Programs: Human Settlements and Services Area (HSS)
Bibliographic Reference: Reprinted from Regional Science and Urban Economics; 9 [1979]
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:45
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2016 07:21
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/1041

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