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Reducing Illegal Migrants in the U.S.: A Dynamic CGE Analysis

Dixon, Peter, Johnson, Martin and Rimmer, Maureen T (2008) Reducing Illegal Migrants in the U.S.: A Dynamic CGE Analysis. Working Paper. Centre of Policy Studies (CoPS).

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We use an economy-wide model to analyze the effects of three broad programs to reduce illegal immigrants in U.S. employment: tighter border security; taxes on employers; and vigorous prosecution of employers. After looking at macroeconomic, industry and occupational effects, we decompose the welfare effect for legal residents into six parts covering changes in: producer surplus and illegal wage rates; skilled employment opportunities for natives; aggregate capital; aggregate legal employment; the terms of trade; and public expenditure. The type of program matters. Our analysis suggests a prima facie case in favor of taxes on employers.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
ISBN: 0732615909
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CoPS/IMPACT Working Paper Number G-183

Uncontrolled Keywords: Illegal immigration; dynamic modeling; U.S immigration policy
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1403 Econometrics
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre of Policy Studies (CoPS)
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2015 05:23
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2019 23:07
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