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The Economics of Immigration: A Story of Substitutes and Complements

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Apr 30, 2014 Adding Up the Economic Effects of Immigration

By Ruben Hernandez-Murillo. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, The Regional Economist, October 2006.

What are the economic effects of immigration in the United States? The answer is complicated, and depends on many factors. Read about the costs and benenfits of immigration in this article.

Apr 30, 2014 Immigration at the Extremes of the Skill Distribution

By Rubén Hernández-Murillo, and Christopher J. Martinek. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2011-10-18, 2011, No. 31.

According to economists, in the 1980s and 1990s, immigration of low-skilled workers may have increased the labor supply of highly skilled women, and immigration of highly skilled workers may have increased the rate of innovation in the United States. 

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 The Economic Lowdown Podcast Series, Volume 1, Episode 10, by Scott Wolla.
In Episode 10, young people who are looking for that first job can learn about the basics of the labor market in this country. A brief explanation is given of the roles played by education, supply, demand, productivity and government regulation.


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