Rethinking the Effects of Immigration on Wages

@article{Ottaviano2006RethinkingTE,
  title={Rethinking the Effects of Immigration on Wages},
  author={Gianmarco Ireo Paolo Ottaviano and Giovanni Peri},
  journal={NBER Working Paper Series},
  year={2006}
}
This paper asks the following important question: what was the effect of surging immigration on average and individual wages of U.S.-born workers during the period 1990-2004? Building on section VI I of Borjas (2003) we emphasize the need for a general equilibrium approach to analyze this problem. The impact of immigrants on wages of US born workers can be evaluated only by accounting carefully for labor market and capital market interactions in production. Using such a general equilibrium… 

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