Alex Nowrasteh

Cato Institute - Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity

1000 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.

Washington, DC 20001-5403

United States

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Scholarly Papers (26)

1.

Terrorism and Immigration: A Risk Analysis

Cato Institute Policy Analysis No. 798
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 24 Sep 2016
Alex Nowrasteh
Cato Institute - Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity
Downloads 1,311 (29,774)

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Terrorism, Immigration, Refugees, National Security

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Criminal Immigrants: Their Numbers, Demographics, and Countries of Origin

Immigration Research and Policy Brief No. 1
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 03 Jun 2017
Michelangelo Landgrave and Alex Nowrasteh
University of California, Riverside (UCR) - Department of Political Science and Cato Institute - Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity
Downloads 1,042 (41,446)
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Immigration, Illegal Immigration, Executive Order, Domestic Crime

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Illegal Immigration and Crime in Texas

Cato Institute Working Paper, 2020
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 29 Dec 2020
Cato Institute - Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute - Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity and University of California, Riverside (UCR) - Department of Political Science
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Donald J. Trump, Trump, Anti-Crime Policy, Illegal Immigration, Immigration in Texas, Border Patrol, CBP, Customs Enforcement, Debate

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Criminal Immigrants in Texas: Illegal Immigrant Conviction and Arrest Rates for Homicide, Sex Crimes, Larceny, and Other Crimes

Cato Institute, Research and Policy Brief, No. 4, 2018
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 31 Dec 2019
Alex Nowrasteh
Cato Institute - Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity
Downloads 675 (74,557)

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DPS, Texas Department of Public Safety, immigration, Department of Homeland Security

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A Brief History of U.S. Immigration Policy from the Colonial Period to the Present Day

Cato Institute, Policy Analysis, No. 919
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 09 Aug 2021
Cato Institute, Andrew M. Baxter and Alex Nowrasteh
Cato Institute, affiliation not provided to SSRN and Cato Institute - Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity
Downloads 336 (170,821)
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Immigration, American History

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Does Immigration Impact Economic Freedom?

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 10 Oct 2014
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Southern Methodist University (SMU) - Edwin L. Cox School of Business, Cato Institute - Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Texas Tech University - Free Market Institute and Southern Methodist University (SMU)
Downloads 173 (325,620)
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Economic Freedom, Immigration, Institutions

Does Immigration Impact Institutions?

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 20 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 29 Jan 2015
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Southern Methodist University (SMU) - Strategy & Entrepreneurship Department, Cato Institute - Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Texas Tech University - Free Market Institute and Southern Methodist University (SMU)
Downloads 141 (387,120)
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Economic Freedom, Immigration, Institutions

Does Mass Immigration Destroy Institutions? 1990s Israel As a Natural Experiment

Cato Institute Working Paper No. 41
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 18 Feb 2017
Benjamin Powell, J. R. Clark and Alex Nowrasteh
Texas Tech University - Free Market Institute, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Cato Institute - Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity
Downloads 133 (405,647)
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Soviet Union, Israel, Economic Institutions, Mass Migration, Refugees, Immigration

Does Mass Immigration Destroy Institutions? 1990s Israel as a Natural Experiment

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 19 Nov 2016
Benjamin Powell, J. R. Clark and Alex Nowrasteh
Texas Tech University - Free Market Institute, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Cato Institute - Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity
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Economic Freedom, Immigration, Institutions

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Terrorists by Immigration Status and Nationality: A Risk Analysis 1975-2017

Cato Institute Policy Analysis, No. 866
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 03 Jan 2020
Alex Nowrasteh
Cato Institute - Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity
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terrorism, immigration, national security, external threat

The Deep Roots of Economic Development in the U.S. States

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 12 Aug 2016
Ryan Murphy and Alex Nowrasteh
Southern Methodist University (SMU) and Cato Institute - Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity
Downloads 132 (408,044)

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Deep Roots, State History, Agricultural History, Institutions, Economics of Migration

The Deep Roots of Economic Development in the U.S. States

CATO Working Paper No. 44
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 03 Jun 2017
Ryan Murphy and Alex Nowrasteh
Southern Methodist University (SMU) and Cato Institute - Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity
Downloads 98 (510,397)

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Economic Development, Deep Roots Variables, Economic Institutions

How Mass Immigration Affects Countries with Weak Economic Institutions: A Natural Experiment in Jordan

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 26 Mar 2018
Alex Nowrasteh, Andrew Forrester and Cole Blondin
Cato Institute - Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute - Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity and Middlebury College
Downloads 112 (463,190)
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Jordan, Institutions, Immigration, Refugees, Governance, Public Choice

How Mass Immigration Affects Countries with Weak Economic Institutions: A Natural Experiment in Jordan

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8817
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 12 Apr 2019
Alex Nowrasteh, Andrew Forrester and Cole Blondin
Cato Institute - Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute - Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity and Middlebury College
Downloads 74 (608,952)
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International Migration, Migration and Development, Human Migrations & Resettlements, Armed Conflict, International Trade and Trade Rules, Youth and Governance, National Governance, Social Analysis, Quality of Life & Leisure, Government Policies, Public Sector Administrative and Civil Service Reform, Democratic Government, Public Sector Administrative & Civil Service Reform, State Owned Enterprise Reform, Energy Privatization, De Facto Governments, Privatization, Economics and Finance of Public Institution Development

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The Fiscal Impact of Immigration

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 10 Oct 2014
Alex Nowrasteh
Cato Institute - Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity
Downloads 176 (321,046)
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dynamic economic effects of immigration, unauthorized immigrants, immigrant welfare benefits

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Border Patrol Termination Rates: Discipline and Performance Problems Signal Need for Reform

Cato Institute Policy Analysis No. 825
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 07 Feb 2018
Alex Nowrasteh
Cato Institute - Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity
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border patrol, corruption, terminations, misconduct, immigration enforcement

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The Political Externalities of Immigration: Evidence from the United States

Cato Institute Working Paper, January 2014
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 24 Sep 2014
Zachary Gochenour and Alex Nowrasteh
James Madison University - Economics Program and Cato Institute - Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity
Downloads 136 (397,585)
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Behavioral Economics, Immigration, Redistribution, Political Economy, Public Economics

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Criminal Immigrant Incarceration Rates in 2017: Their Numbers, Demographics, and Countries of Origin

Cato Institute Immigration Research and Policy Brief No. 11, (2019)
Posted: 10 Jun 2019 Last Revised: 20 Nov 2019
Michelangelo Landgrave and Alex Nowrasteh
University of California, Riverside (UCR) - Department of Political Science and Cato Institute - Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity
Downloads 135 (399,860)
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crime, immigrants, incarceration

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How to Make Guest Worker Visas Work

Cato Institute Policy Analysis No. 719
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 04 Mar 2013
Alex Nowrasteh
Cato Institute - Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity
Downloads 129 (414,307)

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US. immigration policy, guest worker visa reform, Obama immigration policy, US immigration visa, American citizenship, Mexican migrants, Mexican workers in the United States

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Building a Wall Around the Welfare State, Instead of the Country

Cato Institute Policy Analysis, No. 732, 2013
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 27 Jul 2013 Last Revised: 29 Jul 2013
Alex Nowrasteh and Sofie Cole
Cato Institute - Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity and Independent
Downloads 117 (448,763)
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immigration reform, non-citizen welfare benefits, Social Security, Medicare

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Do Immigrants Import Terrorism?

Cato Institute Working Paper, No. 56, 2019, Forthcoming, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 02 Jan 2020
Cato Institute - Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Texas Tech University - Free Market Institute, Cato Institute - Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity and University of California, Riverside (UCR) - Department of Political Science
Downloads 110 (470,056)
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immigration, terrorism, MENA, Muslim Majority Middle Eastern and North African countries, immigration rates, international security

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The Economic Case Against Arizona's Immigration Laws

Cato Institute Policy Analysis No. 709
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 02 Mar 2013
Alex Nowrasteh
Cato Institute - Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity
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2007 Legal Arizona Workers Act, illegal immigrants arizona, immigration laws in arizona, supreme court ruling, constitutionality, economic impact, businesses that employ illegal immigrants

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Immigrant and Native Consumption of Means‐​Tested Welfare and Entitlement Benefits in 2016: Evidence from the Survey of Income and Program Participation

Immigration Research and Policy Brief, Cato Institute, January 2020
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 10 Feb 2020
Tu Le and Alex Nowrasteh
Texas A&M University and Cato Institute - Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity
Downloads 90 (534,717)

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Welfare, Immigration, Native-Born, Americans, Federal Spending, Social Security, Medicare, Survey of Income and Program Participation, SNAP, SSI, TANF, WIC

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Trust Doesn’t Explain Regional U.S. Economic Development and Five Other Theoretical and Empirical Problems with the Trust Literature

Cato Working Paper No. 57
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 06 Dec 2019
Alex Nowrasteh and Andrew Forrester
Cato Institute - Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity and Cato Institute - Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity
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economic study methods, trust economy, economic output

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U.S. Immigration Levels, Urban Housing Values, and Their Implications for Capital Share

Cato Working Paper, 2016
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 08 Sep 2016
Ryan Murphy and Alex Nowrasteh
Southern Methodist University (SMU) and Cato Institute - Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity
Downloads 73 (604,967)

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Urban Housing, Immigration, Housing Prices

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Immigrants Recognize American Greatness: Immigrants and Their Descendants Are Patriotic and Trust America’s Governing Institutions

Cato Institute Immigration Research and Policy Brief No. 10
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 29 May 2019
Alex Nowrasteh and Andrew Forrester
Cato Institute - Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity and Cato Institute - Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity
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patriotism, patriotic, immigrants, patriotic assimilation, trust

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Financing Immigration: The Financial-Market Value of a Market-Based Immigration System

Cato Institute Immigration Research and Policy Brief, No. 16
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 19 Mar 2020
Alex Nowrasteh and Andrew Forrester
Cato Institute - Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity and Cato Institute - Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity
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tariff, immigration tariff, immigration reform, DACA, USCBP, CBP, visa sales, Gary Becker

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Espionage, Espionage-Related Crimes, and Immigration: A Risk Analysis, 1990-2019

Cato Institute, Policy Analysis No. 909
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 22 Mar 2021
Cato Institute and Alex Nowrasteh
Cato Institute and Cato Institute - Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity
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native-born Americans, foreign-born Americans, espionage, American espionage, U.S. government, U.S. spies, American spies, U.S. espionage

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How Exogenous Minimum Wage Increases Affect New Hires: A Natural Experiment in Massachusetts

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 09 Oct 2023
Alex Nowrasteh, Vanessa Calder and Andrew C. Forrester
Cato Institute - Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute and Cato Institute
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Minimum wage, wages, Immigrants, Visas, Au Pair

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Three New Ways for Congress to Legalize Illegal Immigrants

Cato Institute Immigration Research and Policy Brief, No. 12 (2019)
Posted: 18 Sep 2021
David Bier and Alex Nowrasteh
Cato Institute - Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity and Cato Institute - Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity

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immigration reform, illegal immigrant, Congressional proposal, DACA, dreamers, 1986 Reagan amnesty, rolling legalization policy