Publication Date

January 2004

Publication Details

Levy, A and Faria, JR, A Lean-Against-the-Wind Rule for Controlling Low-Skill and Illegal Immigration, Working Paper 04-03, Department of Economics, University of Wollongong, 2004.


This paper develops a lean-against-the-wind rule for setting low-skill immigration quota. The construction of this rule takes into account the factors governing the supply of and demand for low-skill immigrants, illegal immigration, border enforcement and the host-country’s level of unemployment.