Research

Occupational Licensing and Skills Mismatches

1. Introduction Over the past decade a number of studies have highlighted the expansion of occupational licensing (“licensing” in the rest of the paper) across several occupations (Kleiner, 2006; Bryson and Kleiner, 2019) discussing, among others, its effects on labor supply, wages, mobility, and the prices of the services provided (White House, 2015; Gittleman and […]

Police Trust and Domestic Violence among Immigrants: Evidence from VAWA Self- Petitions

“All people in the U.S. (regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, ethnicity, or immigration status) are guaranteed protection from abuse under the law.” -U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services 1. Introduction Almost 2 million individuals were deported between 2009 and 2013 as a consequence of intensified immigration enforcement (Vaughan, 2013). Police testimony, anecdotal reports, and […]

Sanctuary Cities and Crime

In this paper, Yuki Otsu examines the effects of sanctuary policies on city-level crime rates. Using crime data from 1999 to 2010, the study examines 42 cities with formal sanctuary policies.

Guiding Principles for Immigration Policy in a Post-Pandemic World

With the COVID-19 crisis fueling increased calls to create an insular world with fewer immigrants and less trade between countries, we risk both our short-term recovery and long-term economic growth. What should civil society and policymakers do now, or as the medical emergency subsides, to ensure that economies stay open and connected?

Lessons on Immigration During COVID-19

With the COVID-19 crisis fueling increased calls to create an insular world with fewer immigrants and less trade between countries, we risk both our short-term recovery and long-term economic growth. What should civil society and policymakers do now, or as the medical emergency subsides, to ensure that economies stay open and connected?

Immigration is the Ultimate Security

With the COVID-19 crisis fueling increased calls to create an insular world with fewer immigrants and less trade between countries, we risk both our short-term recovery and long-term economic growth. What should civil society and policymakers do now, or as the medical emergency subsides, to ensure that economies stay open and connected?

The Case for Economic Openness in the Time of Coronavirus

With the COVID-19 crisis fueling increased calls to create an insular world with fewer immigrants and less trade between countries, we risk both our short-term recovery and long-term economic growth. What should civil society and policymakers do now, or as the medical emergency subsides, to ensure that economies stay open and connected?

Immigration as a Tool to Boost U.S. Economic Growth and Prosperity

With the COVID-19 crisis fueling increased calls to create an insular world with fewer immigrants and less trade between countries, we risk both our short-term recovery and long-term economic growth. What should civil society and policymakers do now, or as the medical emergency subsides, to ensure that economies stay open and connected?

A Proposal for Immigration Reform

With the COVID-19 crisis fueling increased calls to create an insular world with fewer immigrants and less trade between countries, we risk both our short-term recovery and long-term economic growth. What should civil society and policymakers do now, or as the medical emergency subsides, to ensure that economies stay open and connected?

Students, Skilled Immigration and Our Path to Recovery

With the COVID-19 crisis fueling increased calls to create an insular world with fewer immigrants and less trade between countries, we risk both our short-term recovery and long-term economic growth. What should civil society and policymakers do now, or as the medical emergency subsides, to ensure that economies stay open and connected?

The Ethics of Immigration and Economic Recovery

With the COVID-19 crisis fueling increased calls to create an insular world with fewer immigrants and less trade between countries, we risk both our short-term recovery and long-term economic growth. What should civil society and policymakers do now, or as the medical emergency subsides, to ensure that economies stay open and connected?

Immigrant Entrepreneurs

With the COVID-19 crisis fueling increased calls to create an insular world with fewer immigrants and less trade between countries, we risk both our short-term recovery and long-term economic growth. What should civil society and policymakers do now, or as the medical emergency subsides, to ensure that economies stay open and connected?

Openness Is as Important Now as It Has Ever Been

With the COVID-19 crisis fueling increased calls to create an insular world with fewer immigrants and less trade between countries, we risk both our short-term recovery and long-term economic growth. What should civil society and policymakers do now, or as the medical emergency subsides, to ensure that economies stay open and connected?

Immigrant Communities and Knowledge Spillovers

Using county-level data from the US census and Danish emigration archives, researchers Dr. Nina Boberg-Fazlić and Dr. Paul Sharp found that counties where more Danes migrated after 1880 then specialized in dairying and used more modern practices.

Refugees and Asylum Seekers Can Help us Rebuild after COVID-19

With the COVID-19 crisis fueling increased calls to create an insular world with fewer immigrants and less trade between countries, we risk both our short-term recovery and long-term economic growth. What should civil society and policymakers do now, or as the medical emergency subsides, to ensure that economies stay open and connected?

Can Sanctuary Policies Reduce Domestic Violence?

In this paper, economists Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes and Monica Deza examine the effects of sanctuary policies on domestic violence. This research is important because reports of domestic violence may change when sanctuary policies are in effect.

Do Developing Countries Invest in State Capacity?

The term state capacity refers to a government’s ability to effectively govern its people. A government with a high state capacity has both the ability to enforce the laws it passes and raise the funds necessary to provide public goods such as welfare, infrastructure, and national defense.

An Auctions Approach to Immigration Policy

In their paper, immigration scholars Pia Orrenius and Madeline Zavodny first discuss points-based and merit-based immigration reform proposals before detailing their limitations. Then the authors discuss a variety of auction systems and finally…