Seeking asylum: Trends and policies in the OECD

Timothy Hatton 14 July 2011



Table of Contents

1 The Challenge of Asylum

2 The Evolution of Refugee Protection

3 How Many Refugees?

4 Conflict and Persecution

5 Explaining Asylum Flows

6 A Cool Reception in the West

7 Public Opinion and Asylum Policy

8 Has Policy been Effective?

9 Shock Tactics: An Australian Case Study

10 What Happens to Asylum Seekers?

11 A New Start for Policy?

12 Summary and Conclusion

Professor of Economics, Australian National University and University of Essex; and Research Fellow, CEPR


CEPR Policy Research