Migration - Migration ECON 0424 Fall 2009 Professor Leticia...

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Migration ECON 0424 Fall 2009 Professor Leticia Arroyo Abad
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Migration stories
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Migration: good?
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Migration and the crisis
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Migration landmarks
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Era of mass migration
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Migration to the US Source: based on HSUS
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Net migration Source: Based on WDI
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US net migration Source: HSUS
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A simple model: migration effect on labor markets W ($ per hour) A B L d L s a b 90 100 110 L W ($ per hour) L North South L s L s + L m 6 5 3.2 2.0 L d B A d e f 70 82 90
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Gain area (b+f) World Gain area (a+b) Northern employers Loss area (a) Native northern workers Loss area (d +e) Southern employers Gain area (d) Workers remaining in the South Gain area (e + f) Migrants Economic gains or losses Group Assumptions: Number of immigrants (m) = 20 million c = annuitized cost of migrating (both economic and personal) A simple model: migration effect on labor markets
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Specific factors model: effects of immigration in the labor market in the short run P A MPL A P M MPL M W W L O M O A A L A L M O’ A B (P A MPL A )’ W’ Increase in home labor due to immigration L’
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Specific factors model: immigration to the New World Source: Taylor and Williamson (1997)
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2010 for the course ECON 0430 taught by Professor Arroyoabad during the Fall '10 term at Middlebury.

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