Immigration and Economic Freedom: Does Education Matter?

29 Pages Posted: 17 Jun 2019 Last revised: 5 Jul 2019

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Alexandre Padilla

Metropolitan State University of Denver - Department of Economics

Nicolas Cachanosky

Metropolitan State University of Denver; American Institute for Economic Research

Jonathan Beck

Metropolitan State University of Denver, Department of Economics

Date Written: May 30, 2019

Abstract

This paper builds on Padilla and Cachanosky (2018) and examines if immigrants’ educational attainments matter, particularly for immigrants with low educational attainments, when it comes to test the impact immigrants have on the economic freedom of the US states. We don’t find any evidence to support such hypothesis. Our results are robust to various specifications.

Keywords: Economic freedom, Education, Immigration, Institutions, State government

JEL Classification: F22, H70, O43

Suggested Citation

Padilla, Alexandre and Cachanosky, Nicolas and Beck, Jonathan, Immigration and Economic Freedom: Does Education Matter? (May 30, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3396748 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3396748

Alexandre Padilla (Contact Author)

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Nicolas Cachanosky

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Jonathan Beck

Metropolitan State University of Denver, Department of Economics ( email )

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Denver, CO 80217-3372
United States

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