The Effect of Immigration on Convergence Dynamics in the US

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Licia Ferranna

CMCC - Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici

Margherita Gerolimetto

Ca Foscari University of Venice

Stefano Magrini

Ca Foscari University of Venice - Dipartimento di Economia

Date Written: October 13, 2016

Abstract

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

JEL Classification: R12, C14

Suggested Citation

Ferranna, Licia and Gerolimetto, Margherita and Magrini, Stefano, The Effect of Immigration on Convergence Dynamics in the US (October 13, 2016). University Ca' Foscari of Venice, Dept. of Economics Research Paper Series No. 27/WP/2016, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2862517 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2862517

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