Immigration, Wages, and Compositional Amenities

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David Card ; Christian Dustmann ; Ian Preston (2009)
  • Publisher: Centre for the Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM)
  • Subject: Immigration, Economic Effects, Attitudes
    • jel: jel:I31 | jel:F22 | jel:J61 | jel:J01

Economists are often puzzled by the stronger public opposition to immigration than trade, since the two policies have symmetric effects on wages. Unlike trade, however, immigration changes the composition of the local population, imposing potential externalities on nati... View more
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