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

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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).

Abstract

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.

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CoPS/IMPACT Working Paper Number G-183

Item type Monograph (Working Paper)
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/29397
Official URL http://www.copsmodels.com/elecpapr/g-183.htm
ISBN 0732615909
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1403 Econometrics
Current > Division/Research > Centre of Policy Studies (CoPS)
Keywords Illegal immigration; dynamic modeling; U.S immigration policy
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