The Location of Asylum Seekers in Europe Before and After Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

Lucas Guichard, Joël Machado, Jean-François Maystadt

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In this article, we contrast the (estimated) current distribution of Ukrainians with the one associated to asylum seekers who arrived before the war in Ukraine and the one that would be obtained based on the allocation scheme proposed by the European Commission in 2015. This allows us to discuss how a reallocation of refugees across destinations would lower pressure for neighboring countries of Ukraine and, at the same time, how this would reshape the location of forced migrants within Europe.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-27
Number of pages8
JournalCESifo Forum
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jul 2022


  • Ukraine
  • displacement
  • refugees
  • temporary protection
  • location
  • destination
  • Europe

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