Micro Economy-Wide Models for Migration and Policy Analysis: An Application to Rural Mexico, Development Center of Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (Oecd)

Taylor, Edward J.


This study is concerned with the impact of international migration on the places of migrant origin in developing countries. The author “uses data from rural household and farm surveys to estimate a micro economy-wide model of a typical migrant-sending village and then uses the model to examine the economic impacts of migration. The surveys were undertaken in Mexico….The micro-model used in the estimations is a form of aggregate computable general equilibrium (CGE) model, a modelling structure which is able to capture complex linkages and feedbacks of village production and expenditure. Simulations based on such models are likely to offer a more realistic view of the impacts of policy and market-induced change on village economies.”