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Measuring Immigration's Effects on Labor Demand: A Reexamination of the Mariel Boatlift

Why do immigration shocks tend to have benign effects on native wages? One reason is that immigrants as consumers contribute to the demand for their services. We model an economy where workers spend their wages on a locally produced good, then test it via a reexamination of the 1980

Publication Information
Article Title: Measuring Immigration's Effects on Labor Demand: A Reexamination of the Mariel Boatlift
Journal: Labour Economics (2008)
15, 560-574
Author(s): van den Berg, Hendrik;  Bordvarsson, Orn B.;  Lewer, Joshua J.
Researcher Information
    
van den Berg, Hendrik
van den Berg, Hendrik
Emeritus
Expertise:
  • Economic Development
  • Heterodox Economics
  • International Finance
  • Open-Economy Macroeconomics
Economics
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