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  • World Migration and Trading Regimes

    This paper examines the nature of the migration and trading regimes in Western industrialized nations (i.e., the United States and the European Union (EU)) through the lenses of various disciplines, including law. An important theme in the paper is the two-way relationship between the trading order and the migration regime. Specifically, I inquire into the linkage between liberalized trade and the incentives to migrate internationally. Conversely, does liberalized migration create or replace trade in goods and services across trading partners? While each of the trading and migration regimes is characterized by a labyrinth of legal rules, these regulatory aspects are firmly rooted in and reactive to other disciplines, including economics, political science, public choice, sociology, anthropology, criminology, and international relations.