Liberalized Immigration as Free Trade: Economic Welfare and the Optimal Immigration Policy

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 145, No. 5, May 1997

Posted: 15 May 1998  

Howard F. Chang

University of Pennsylvania Law School

Abstract

This paper describes the immigration policy that would maximize the welfare of natives. Trade principles indicate that the United States should eliminate its immigration quotas and other non-tariff protectionist barriers and use immigration tariffs instead.

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JEL Classification: J60, J61

Suggested Citation

Chang, Howard F., Liberalized Immigration as Free Trade: Economic Welfare and the Optimal Immigration Policy . University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 145, No. 5, May 1997. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=60947

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