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The effect of immigration on convergence dynamics in the US

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  • Licia Ferranna

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    (Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Department of Economics)

  • Margherita Gerolimetto

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    (Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Department of Economics)

  • Stefano Magrini

    ()

    (Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Department of Economics)

This paper analyzes the impact of immigration on the dynamics of the cross-sectional distribution of GSP per capita and per worker. To achieve this we combine different approaches: on the one hand, we establish via Instrumental Variable estimation the effect of the inflow of foreign- born workers on output per worker, employment and population; on the other hand, using the Distribution Dynamics approach, we reconstruct the consequences of migration flows on convergence dynamics across US states.

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