Research

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.

Tax Flexibility Can Help in COVID-19 Recovery

This essay is part of a symposium on economic recovery after COVID-19. The goal of this symposium is to offer policy solutions that will help the U.S. recover faster and emerge economically stronger than ever.

Accelerating Remote Work After COVID-19

This essay is part of a symposium on economic recovery after COVID-19. The goal of this symposium is to offer policy solutions that will help the U.S. recover faster and emerge economically stronger than ever.

A Pandemic Trust Fund

This essay is part of a symposium on economic recovery after COVID-19. The goal of this symposium is to offer policy solutions that will help the U.S. recover faster and emerge economically stronger than ever.

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…