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The effect of immigration on convergence dynamics in the US

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  • Licia Ferranna

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

  • Margherita Gerolimetto

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

  • Stefano Magrini

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

Abstract

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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  • Licia Ferranna & Margherita Gerolimetto & Stefano Magrini, 2016. "The effect of immigration on convergence dynamics in the US," Working Papers 2016:27, Department of Economics, University of Venice "Ca' Foscari".
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    Keywords

    Immigration; Convergence; Distribution Dynamics; Counterfactual Analysis;

    JEL classification:

    • R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)
    • C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General

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