Michael A. Clemens

George Mason University

4400 University Drive

Fairfax, VA 22030

United States

http://mclem.org

Peterson Institute for International Economics

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Washington, DC 20036

United States

http://mclem.org

IZA-Institute for the Study of Labor

Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration

Drayton House

30 Gordon Street

London, WC1H 0AX

United Kingdom

http://mclem.org

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2055 L St. NW

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Counting Chickens When They Hatch: The Short-Term Effect of Aid on Growth

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 44
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 22 Jul 2004
Michael A. Clemens, Steven Radelet and Rikhil R Bhavnani
George Mason University, Center for Global Development and University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Foreign aid, development assistance, oda, growth, impact, effect, determinants, short-run, short-term, panel, development, disaggregate, disaggregation, disaggregated

Counting Chickens When They Hatch: The Short Term Effect of Aid on Growth

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 44
Number of pages: 76 Posted: 26 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 15 Feb 2012
Michael A. Clemens, Steven Radelet and Rikhil R Bhavnani
George Mason University, Center for Global Development and University of Wisconsin-Madison
Downloads 892 (48,857)
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foreign aid, economic growth, international economic development

The Long Walk to School: International Education Goals in Historical Perspective

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 37
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 22 Jul 2004
Michael A. Clemens
George Mason University
Downloads 582 (85,592)
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Schooling, education, mdg, millennium, goals, completion, enrollment, development, aid, spending, primary, africa, patterns, history, developing, assistance, foreign, poverty, growth

The Long Walk to School: International Education Goals in Historical Perspective

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 37
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 26 Mar 2008
Michael A. Clemens
George Mason University
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international education, international development, education policy

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Why Don't Remittances Appear to Affect Growth?

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6856
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Michael A. Clemens and David J. McKenzie
George Mason University and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Population Policies, Remittances, Debt Markets, Access to Finance, Currencies and Exchange Rates

Why Don't Remittances Appear to Affect Growth?

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 366
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 22 Jun 2014
Michael A. Clemens and David J. McKenzie
George Mason University and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 351 (156,227)
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remittances, growth, migration, measurement

The Place Premium: Wage Differences for Identical Workers Across the US Border

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4671
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
George Mason University, Universidad de Chile, Economics DepartmentWorld Bank Group and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
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Population Policies, Income, Economic Theory & Research, Labor Markets

The Place Premium: Wage Differences for Identical Workers Across the U.S. Border

HKS Working Paper No. RWP09-004, Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 148
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 10 Aug 2008 Last Revised: 29 Sep 2009
George Mason University, Universidad de Chile, Economics DepartmentWorld Bank Group and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
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Labor, Immigration, International Economics, Microeconomics, International Affairs, Globalization, International Development

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Skill Flow: A Fundamental Reconsideration of Skilled-Worker Mobility and Development

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 23 Sep 2009
Michael A. Clemens
George Mason University
Downloads 679 (71,331)
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brain drain, migration, development, labor, education, developing, labor mobility

Violence, Development, and Migration Waves: Evidence from Central American Child Migrant Apprehensions

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 459
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 04 Aug 2017
Michael A. Clemens
George Mason University
Downloads 481 (108,507)
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Violence, Migration, Refugee, UAC, Unaccompanied Children, Northern Triangle, Central America, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Minors, Survival Migration, Youths, Cartagena Declaration, Global Compact, War, Drug Trade, Smugglers, Traffickers, Trafficking, Cocaine, Cartel, Gang, Mara, Homicide, Mur

Violence, Development and Migration Waves: Evidence from Central American Child Migrant Apprehensions

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10928
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 31 Aug 2017 Last Revised: 26 Apr 2023
Michael A. Clemens
George Mason University
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mara, gang, cartel, cocaine, trafficking, violence, migration, forced, refugee, UAC, unaccompanied children, Northern Triangle, Central America, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, minors, survival migration, homicide, youths, Cartagena Declaration, Global Compact, war, drug trade, smugglers, traffickers, murder, mobility, asylum, asylee, war, deaths

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Do Visas Kill? Health Effects of African Health Professional Emigration

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 114, iHEA 2007 6th World Congress: Explorations in Health Economics Paper
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 15 Apr 2007
Michael A. Clemens
George Mason University
Downloads 553 (92,422)
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International migration, low-income country, health professionals, public health, Africa

The Trouble with the Mdgs: Confronting Expectations of Aid and Development Success

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 40, World Development, 2007
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 21 Aug 2006
Michael A. Clemens, Charles Kenny and Todd J. Moss
George Mason University, World Bank - Information and Communications Technologies Department (ICT) and Center for Global Development
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Millennium Development Goals, poverty, development

The Trouble with the MDGS: Confronting Expectations of Aid and Development Success

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 40
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 26 Mar 2008
Michael A. Clemens, Charles Kenny and Todd J. Moss
George Mason University, World Bank - Information and Communications Technologies Department (ICT) and Center for Global Development
Downloads 151 (353,610)
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Millenium Development Goals, foreign aid, international development

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A New Database of Health Professional Emigration from Africa

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 95
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 17 Aug 2006
Michael A. Clemens and Gunilla Pettersson Gelander
George Mason University and Birk Consulting
Downloads 510 (102,913)
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International migration, health, Africa, HIV, AIDS, doctors, nurses, emigration, brain drain, skilled workers, professional, Europe, United States, Canada, Australia, France, Belgium, South Africa

The New Economic Case for Migration Restrictions: An Assessment

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 423
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 25 Feb 2016
Michael A. Clemens and Lant Pritchett
George Mason University and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
Downloads 401 (134,404)
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Immigration, migration, migrant, wages, impact, globalization, labor, GDP, productivity

The New Economic Case for Migration Restrictions: An Assessment

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9730
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 15 Feb 2016
Michael A. Clemens and Lant Pritchett
George Mason University and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
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immigration, migration, migrant, wages, impact, globalization, labor, GDP, productivity

Ghost of 0.7%: Origins and Relevance of the International Aid Target

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 08 May 2007
Michael A. Clemens and Todd J. Moss
George Mason University and Center for Global Development
Downloads 203 (272,099)
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International aid, development assistance, aid target

Ghost of 0.7%: Origins and Relevance of the International Aid Target

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 15 Sep 2005
Michael A. Clemens and Todd J. Moss
George Mason University and Center for Global Development
Downloads 152 (351,665)
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foreign aid, development assistance, oda, 0.7, MDG, millennium development goals, poverty, history, aid, politics

Ghost of 0.7%: Origins and Relevance of the International Aid Target

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 31 Mar 2008
Michael A. Clemens and Todd J. Moss
George Mason University and Center for Global Development
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foreign aid, international development

Skilled Emigration and Skill Creation: A Quasi-Experiment

Number of pages: 65 Posted: 26 Nov 2014
Satish Chand and Michael A. Clemens
Australian National University (ANU) - National Centre for Development Studies (NCDS) and George Mason University
Downloads 340 (161,729)
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migration, human capital, Fiji

Skilled Emigration and Skill Creation: A Quasi-Experiment

Number of pages: 65 Posted: 15 Nov 2008
Satish Chand and Michael A. Clemens
Australian National University (ANU) - National Centre for Development Studies (NCDS) and George Mason University
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migration, human capital, Fiji

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The Emigration Life Cycle: How Development Shapes Emigration from Poor Countries

IZA Discussion Paper No. 13614
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 24 Aug 2020
Michael A. Clemens
George Mason University
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employment, opportunity, growth, demand, emigration, immigration, poverty, transition, pressure, mobility, inverse-u, hump, development, migration

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Migration as a Strategy for Household Finance: A Research Agenda on Remittances, Payments, and Development

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 354, NYU Wagner Research Paper No. 2457148
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 22 Jun 2014
Michael A. Clemens and Timothy Ogden
George Mason University and New York University (NYU) - Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
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migration, finance, global development

Skill Development and Regional Mobility: Lessons from the Australia-Pacific Technical College

Development Policy Centre Discussion Paper No. 34
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 23 May 2014
Michael A. Clemens, Colum Graham and Stephen Howes
George Mason University, Australian National University (ANU) - Development Policy Centre and Australian National University (ANU) - Development Policy Centre
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Regional mobility, migration, foreign aid, Pacific, skill mobility

Skill Development and Regional Mobility: Lessons from the Australia-Pacific Technical College

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 370
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 25 Jun 2014
Michael A. Clemens, Colum Graham and Stephen Howes
George Mason University, Australian National University (ANU) - Development Policy Centre and Australian National University (ANU) - Development Policy Centre
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skill, education, labor, training, human capital, migration, brain drain, Australia, pacific, mobility

Migration from Developing Countries: Selection, Income Elasticity, and Simpson's Paradox

IZA Discussion Paper No. 13612
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 24 Aug 2020
Michael A. Clemens, Mariapia Mendola and Mariapia Mendola
George Mason University and University of Milan - Centro Studi Luca d'Agliano (LdA)Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca - Department of Economics, Management and Statistics (DEMS)
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international migration, economic development, self-selection

Migration from Developing Countries: Selection, Income Elasticity and Simpson's Paradox

Centro Studi Luca d'Agliano Development Studies Working Paper No. 465
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 27 Oct 2020
Michael A. Clemens
George Mason University
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Citation 13

Does Development Reduce Migration?

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 359
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 22 Jun 2014
Michael A. Clemens
George Mason University
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emigration, mobility, economic growth

Does Development Reduce Migration?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8592
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 08 Nov 2014
Michael A. Clemens
George Mason University
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emigration, migration, mobility, development, growth, transition, hump, lifecycle, inequality, poverty, aid, demand, pressure

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The Biggest Idea in Development That No One Really Tried

THE ANNUAL PROCEEDINGS OF THE WEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF NATIONS, p. 25, Emily Chamlee-Wright, ed., Beloit College, 2010
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 07 Oct 2011
Michael A. Clemens
George Mason University
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international migration, wealth gap, development economics

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Economics and Emigration: Trillion-Dollar Bills on the Sidewalk?

Journal of Economic Perspectives, Forthcoming, Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 264
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 19 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 15 Feb 2012
Michael A. Clemens
George Mason University
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emigration, goods and capital, effects of emigration

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The New Transparency in Development Economics: Lessons from the Millennium Villages Controversy

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 342
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 14 Dec 2013
Michael A. Clemens and Gabriel Demombynes
George Mason University and World Bank
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Millennium Villages Project, impact evaluation, transparency, open data

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The Millennium Challenge Account: How Much is Too Much, How Long is Long Enough?

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 23
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 21 Mar 2008
Michael A. Clemens and Steven Radelet
George Mason University and Center for Global Development
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Millenium Challenge Account, foreign aid, economic development

When Does Rigorous Impact Evaluation Make a Difference? The Case of the Millennium Villages

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 225
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 20 Oct 2010
Michael A. Clemens
George Mason University
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aid effectiveness

When Does Rigorous Impact Evaluation Make a Difference? The Case of the Millennium Villages

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5477
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Michael A. Clemens and Gabriel Demombynes
George Mason University and University of California, Berkeley
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Housing & Human Habitats, Poverty Monitoring & Analysis, Science Education, Scientific Research & Science Parks, Population Policies

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Blunt Instruments: On Establishing the Causes of Economic Growth

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 171
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 22 May 2009 Last Revised: 22 Jul 2010
Michael A. Clemens and Samuel Bazzi
George Mason University and Boston University - Department of Economics
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economic growth, development, causation, identification, instrumental variable, valid instrument, weak instrument, causal effect, endogeneity

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A Labor Mobility Agenda for Development

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 201
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 28 Jan 2010
Michael A. Clemens
George Mason University
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international development, immigration policy, labor, migration

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New Data on African Health Professionals Abroad

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 95
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 28 Apr 2007
Michael A. Clemens and Gunilla Pettersson Gelander
George Mason University and Birk Consulting
Downloads 156 (343,851)
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migration, brain drain, Africa, health professionals

The Roots of Global Wage Gaps: Evidence from Randomized Processing of U.S. Visas

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 24 Jun 2010
Michael A. Clemens
George Mason University
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growth, economic development, wealth of nations, productivity, migration, lottery, information

The Roots of Global Wage Gaps: Evidence from Randomized Processing of U.S. Visas

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 212
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 19 Oct 2010
Michael A. Clemens
George Mason University
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Migration, Development

Split Decisions: Family Finance When a Policy Discontinuity Allocates Overseas Work

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 324
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 23 May 2013
Michael A. Clemens and Erwin R. Tiongson
George Mason University and Georgetown University - Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS)
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Split Decisions: Family Finance When a Policy Discontinuity Allocates Overseas Work

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6287
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Michael A. Clemens and Erwin R. Tiongson
George Mason University and Georgetown University - Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS)
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Access to Finance, Population Policies, Labor Policies, Economic Theory & Research, Health Monitoring & Evaluation

Split Decisions: Family Finance When a Policy Discontinuity Allocates Overseas Work

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7028
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 09 Dec 2012
Michael A. Clemens and Erwin R. Tiongson
George Mason University and Georgetown University - Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS)
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migration, households, remittances, policy discontinuity

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Bounding the Price Equivalent of Migration Barriers

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 428
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 16 Sep 2016
George Mason University, Universidad de Chile, Economics DepartmentWorld Bank Group and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
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Migration, Labor Mobility, Migrant Selection Theory, Migration Barriers, Policy

Bounding the Price Equivalent of Migration Barriers

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9789
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 21 Mar 2016
George Mason University, Universidad de Chile, Economics DepartmentWorld Bank Group and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
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migration, growth, impact, GDP, tariff, quota, deadweight, cost, visa, barrier, price, wedge

The Fiscal Effect of Immigration: Reducing Bias in Influential Estimates

CESifo Working Paper No. 9464
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 10 Dec 2021
Michael A. Clemens
George Mason University
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immigration, fiscal, budget, budgetary, tax revenue, benefits, taxes, deficit, surplus, gain, contribution, welfare, social security

The Fiscal Effect of Immigration: Reducing Bias in Influential Estimates

IZA Discussion Paper No. 15592
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 04 Oct 2022
Michael A. Clemens
George Mason University
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immigration, fiscal, tax, revenue, budget, deficit, surplus, capital, cost, benefit, dividend, subsidy, burden, social security, welfare, outlays, balance, foreign, skill, government, public

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'Do Rich Countries Invest Less in Poor Countries Than the Poor Countries Themselves?'

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 18 Mar 2008
Michael A. Clemens
George Mason University
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foreign investment, developing countries, economic development

Immigration Restrictions as Active Labor Market Policy: Evidence from the Mexican Bracero Exclusion

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10512
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 05 Feb 2017
Michael A. Clemens, Ethan G. Lewis and Hannah Postel
George Mason University, Dartmouth College - Department of Economics and Princeton University - Office of Population Research (OPR)
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immigrant, immigration, displacement, visa, labor-market, employment, wage, farm, agriculture, natural experiment, United States, Mexico

Immigration Restrictions as Active Labor Market Policy: Evidence from the Mexican Bracero Exclusion

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 451
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 12 Apr 2017
Michael A. Clemens, Ethan G. Lewis and Hannah Postel
George Mason University, Dartmouth College - Department of Economics and Princeton University - Office of Population Research (OPR)
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immigration, bracero, labor policy

Immigration Restrictions as Active Labor Market Policy: Evidence from the Mexican Bracero Exclusion

NBER Working Paper No. w23125
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 07 Feb 2017 Last Revised: 10 Mar 2023
Michael A. Clemens, Ethan G. Lewis and Hannah Postel
George Mason University, Dartmouth College - Department of Economics and Princeton University - Office of Population Research (OPR)
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Where Did British Foreign Capital Go? Fundamentals, Failures and the Lucas Paradox: 1870-1913

NBER Working Paper No. w8028
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 02 Dec 2000 Last Revised: 10 Dec 2022
Michael A. Clemens and Jeffrey G. Williamson
George Mason University and Harvard University - Department of Economics, Laird Bell Professor of Economics, Emeritus
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Global Mobility and the Threat of Pandemics: Evidence from Three Centuries

IZA Discussion Paper No. 13947
Number of pages: 82 Posted: 23 Dec 2020
Michael A. Clemens and Thomas Ginn
George Mason University and Center for Global Development
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Income per Natural: Measuring Development as if People Mattered More than Places

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 142
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 18 Mar 2008
Michael A. Clemens and Lant Pritchett
George Mason University and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
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economic development, migration

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The New Case for Migration Restrictions: An Assessment

HKS Working Paper No. 16-054
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 21 Dec 2016
Michael A. Clemens and Lant Pritchett
George Mason University and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
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Immigration, Migration, Migrant, Wages, Impact, Globalization, Labor, GDP, Productivity

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The Effect of Foreign Labor on Native Employment: A Job-Specific Approach and Application to North Carolina Farms

Center for Global Development, Working Paper No. 326
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 21 May 2013 Last Revised: 26 Nov 2013
Michael A. Clemens
George Mason University
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Migration and Development Research Is Moving Far Beyond Remittances

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 365
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 24 Jun 2014
Michael A. Clemens, Caglar Ozden and Hillel Rapoport
George Mason University, World Bank - Research Department and Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics
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migration, development, poverty, mobility, brain drain, skill, education, remittances, labor, overseas

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A Tariff-Growth Paradox? Protection's Impact the World Around 1875-1997

NBER Working Paper No. w8459
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 03 Sep 2001 Last Revised: 14 Aug 2022
Michael A. Clemens and Jeffrey G. Williamson
George Mason University and Harvard University - Department of Economics, Laird Bell Professor of Economics, Emeritus
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The Effect of Occupational Visas on Native Employment: Evidence from Labor Supply to Farm Jobs in the Great Recession

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10492
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 22 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 18 Oct 2022
Michael A. Clemens
George Mason University
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Mexico, United States, natural experiment, agriculture, wage, farm, employment, visa, labor-market, displacement, immigration, immigrant

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Human Capital Investment Under Exit Options: Evidence from a Natural Quasi-Experiment

IZA Discussion Paper No. 12173
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 21 May 2019
Satish Chand and Michael A. Clemens
University of New South Wales (UNSW) and George Mason University
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brain drain, migration, immigration, emigration, skill, student, tertiary, postsecondary, college, university, training, human capital, education, Jewish, Asian, ethnic, discrimination, schooling, selection, commonwealth, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Pacific, brain gain, natural experiment, Fiji

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The New Role of the World Bank

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 421
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 25 Feb 2016
Michael A. Clemens and Michael Kremer
George Mason University and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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World Bank, extreme poverty, multilateralism, evaluation

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Why Did the Tariff-Growth Correlation Reverse after 1950?

NBER Working Paper No. w9181
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 14 Sep 2002 Last Revised: 04 Aug 2022
Michael A. Clemens and Jeffrey G. Williamson
George Mason University and Harvard University - Department of Economics, Laird Bell Professor of Economics, Emeritus
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The Economic and Fiscal Effects on the United States from Reduced Numbers of Refugees and Asylum Seekers

IZA Discussion Paper No. 15317
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 26 May 2022 Last Revised: 21 Sep 2022
Michael A. Clemens
George Mason University
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immigration, immigrant, migrant, refugee, asylum, asylee, costs, wages, employment, labor, market, fiscal, public, coffers, welfare, benefits, GDP, growth

The Meaning of Failed Replications: A Review and Proposal

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 399
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 27 Jun 2015
Michael A. Clemens
George Mason University
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replication studies

The Meaning of Failed Replications: A Review and Proposal

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9000
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 04 May 2015
Michael A. Clemens
George Mason University
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replication, robustness, transparency, open data, ethics, reproducible, replicate, misconduct, fraud, error, code, registry

Testing for Repugnance in Economic Transactions: Evidence from Guest Work in the Gulf

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 463
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 02 Nov 2017
Michael A. Clemens
George Mason University
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Testing for Repugnance in Economic Transactions: Evidence from Guest Work in the Gulf

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11061
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 02 Oct 2017
Michael A. Clemens
George Mason University
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migration, guestwork, temporary, Gulf, Dubai, UAE, rights, abuse, exploitation, migrant, immigrant, labor, mobility, scheme, visa, construction, seasonal, repugnant, externality, regret, behavioral

The Labor Market Effects of Refugee Waves: Reconciling Conflicting Results

NBER Working Paper No. w23433
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 24 May 2017 Last Revised: 13 Jul 2023
Michael A. Clemens, Jennifer Hunt and Jennifer Hunt
George Mason University and Rutgers UniversityMcGill University - Department of Economics
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The Labor Market Effects of Refugee Waves: Reconciling Conflicting Results

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10806
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 05 Jun 2017
Michael A. Clemens, Jennifer Hunt and Jennifer Hunt
George Mason University and Rutgers UniversityMcGill University - Department of Economics
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immigration, wages, unemployment, refugee, asylum, crisis, violence, conflict, labor, integration, mariel boatlift, Miami, Israel, France, Algeria

The Labor Market Effects of Refugee Waves: Reconciling Conflicting Results

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 455
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 04 Aug 2017
Michael A. Clemens, Jennifer Hunt and Jennifer Hunt
George Mason University and Rutgers UniversityMcGill University - Department of Economics
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The Labor Market Effects of Refugee Waves: Reconciling Conflicting Results

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP12050
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 22 May 2017
Michael A. Clemens, Jennifer Hunt and Jennifer Hunt
George Mason University and Rutgers UniversityMcGill University - Department of Economics
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Immigration, instrumental variables, Refugees

Losing Our Minds? New Research Directions on Skilled Migration and Development

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 415
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 10 Oct 2015
Michael A. Clemens
George Mason University
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Emigration, Lump of Learning model, Migration

Losing Our Minds? New Research Directions on Skilled Migration and Development

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9218
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 04 Sep 2015
Michael A. Clemens
George Mason University
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brain drain, skill flow, development, migration, human capital, education

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Closed Jaguar, Open Dragon: Comparing Tariffs in Latin America and Asia Before World War Ii

NBER Working Paper No. w9401
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 21 Dec 2002 Last Revised: 11 Mar 2022
Michael A. Clemens and Jeffrey G. Williamson
George Mason University and Harvard University - Department of Economics, Laird Bell Professor of Economics, Emeritus
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Measuring the Spatial Misallocation of Labor: The Returns to India-Gulf Guest Work in a Natural Experiment

IZA Discussion Paper No. 12095
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 21 May 2019
Michael A. Clemens
George Mason University
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income, human capital, migration, labor, mobility, guest work, India, gulf, construction, worker, selection, migrant, temporary, visa, wage, education, crisis, low-skill, unskilled, credit, exploited, naive, regret, slavery, trafficking, debt, coerced, cheated

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'World Bank Capital Neither Complements Nor Substitutes for Private Capital'

Number of pages: 54 Posted: 25 Mar 2008
Michael A. Clemens
George Mason University
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economic development, World Bank, multilateral development banks

The Effect of Low-Skill Immigration Restrictions on Us Firms and Workers: Evidence from a Randomized Lottery

IZA Discussion Paper No. 15667
Number of pages: 91 Posted: 05 Nov 2022
Michael A. Clemens and Ethan G. Lewis
George Mason University and Dartmouth College - Department of Economics
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immigration, immigrant, foreign, labor, mobility, skill, manual, high school, college, firms, elasticity, substitution, productivity, rural, urban

The Effect of Low-Skill Immigration Restrictions on US Firms and Workers: Evidence from a Randomized Lottery

CESifo Working Paper No. 10057
Posted: 16 Nov 2022
Michael A. Clemens and Ethan G. Lewis
George Mason University and Dartmouth College - Department of Economics
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immigration, guest worker, H-2B, firms

The Effect of Low-Skill Immigration Restrictions on Us Firms and Workers: Evidence from a Randomized Lottery

NBER Working Paper No. w30589
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 26 Oct 2022 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2022
Michael A. Clemens and Ethan G. Lewis
George Mason University and Dartmouth College - Department of Economics
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A Case Against Taxes and Quotas on High-Skill Emigration

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 25 Jun 2014
Michael A. Clemens
George Mason University
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brain drain, migration, immigration, emigration, mobility, labor, skill, education, human capital

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Migration on the Rise, a Paradigm in Decline: The Last Half-Century of Global Mobility

IZA Discussion Paper No. 15045
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 19 May 2022 Last Revised: 29 May 2022
Michael A. Clemens
George Mason University
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history, immigration, emigration, selection, impact, wages, employment, roy model, production, labor, globalization

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Temporary Work Visas as Us-Haiti Development Cooperation: A Preliminary Impact Evaluation

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10548
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 27 Feb 2017
Michael A. Clemens and Hannah Postel
George Mason University and Princeton University - Office of Population Research (OPR)
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development, policy, aid, assistance, migration, mobility, poverty, guest work, agriculture, farm

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Why Do Programmers Earn More in Houston than Hyderabad? Evidence from Randomized Processing of US Visas

American Economic Review, Vol. 103, No. 3, 2013
Posted: 25 Nov 2014
Michael A. Clemens
George Mason University

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Who Protected and Why? Tariffs the World Around 1870-1938

Number of pages: 62 Posted: 05 Aug 2003
University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy, George Mason University and Harvard University - Department of Economics, Laird Bell Professor of Economics, Emeritus
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