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Immigration, Wages, and Growth in the Host Nations

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  • Mideksa, Torben

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This paper investigates the impact of skilled immigrants on the welfare the host natives. By employing the idea of induced technical change, and the skilled wage premium, this paper tries to link skilled immigration with observed rise in college enrolment, rise in skilled wages, and further acceleration of skilled wage premium. Through creation of demand for skill complimenting capital goods, skilled immigration raise the incentive for skill directed technical change which fuel up skilled wage in North, international wage differential, and the incentive for human capital formation. The results of the model are consistent with broad empirical regularities observed for three decades or more.

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  • Mideksa, Torben, 2007. "Immigration, Wages, and Growth in the Host Nations," MPRA Paper 2168, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:2168
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    1. Daron Acemoglu & Fabrizio Zilibotti, 2001. "Productivity Differences," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 116(2), pages 563-606.
    2. Daron Acemoglu, 1998. "Why Do New Technologies Complement Skills? Directed Technical Change and Wage Inequality," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 113(4), pages 1055-1089.
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    Keywords

    Skilled immigration; technical change; human capital; economic growth;

    JEL classification:

    • O41 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - One, Two, and Multisector Growth Models
    • J41 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - Labor Contracts
    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
    • O32 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Management of Technological Innovation and R&D
    • J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers

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