Liberalized Immigration as Free Trade: Economic Welfare and the Optimal Immigration Policy
Howard F. Chang
University of Pennsylvania Law School
University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 145, No. 5, May 1997
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.
Note: outdated; author has copyright
JEL Classification: J60, J61
Date posted: May 15, 1998