The effect of immigration on convergence dynamics in the US
Licia Ferranna (),
Margherita Gerolimetto () and
Stefano Magrini ()
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Licia Ferranna: Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Department of Economics
No 2016:27, Working Papers from Department of Economics, University of Venice "Ca' Foscari"
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.
Keywords: Immigration; Convergence; Distribution Dynamics; Counterfactual Analysis (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C14 R12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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