Refugee Resettlement. A new GLO Discussion Paper by GLO Fellow Yuji Tamura and Katsunori Ohta.

A new GLO Discussion Paper suggests policies for creating cooperation opportunities and improving equilibrium efficiency.

GLO Discussion Paper No. 1237, 2023

Refugee Resettlement – Download PDF
by Ohta, Katsunori & Tamura, Yuji

GLO Fellow Yuji Tamura

Yuji Tamura

Author Abstract: Resettlement is one means of assisting refugees to regain self-reliant living without constant fear. The global total of resettled refugees has remained fractional relative to the need. To contribute to the ongoing effort to increase resettlement, we consider self-enforceable sharing of full resettlement through analysis of a repeated game at the beginning of which host countries bargain over their shares. We find that cooperation opportunities are diminished, or else lost, by cutting the cost of resettlement, whereas they are expanded by heightened pureness in treating refugee protection as a humanitarian public good. Our finding thus makes us reconsider the implications of static-game analysis that both high cost and public-good nature of refugee protection are the sources of insufficient admission. We also show that a wide range of cooperation opportunities may not be conducive to the efficiency of an equilibrium outcome because it allows the bargaining outcome to deviate from the efficient one. We suggest policies for creating cooperation opportunities and improving equilibrium efficiency. Our framework is sufficiently general and is useful for examining other similar problems of public-good provision.

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