• Economics
  • Published 2008

The short-run eects of a large immigration wave: Spain 1998-2008

@inproceedings{Ortega2008TheSE,
  title={The short-run eects of a large immigration wave: Spain 1998-2008},
  author={Francesc Ortega},
  year={2008}
}
This paper investigates the eects of the large immigration wave experienced by Spanish regions in the period 1998-2008. We provide causal estimates of the eects of immigration on the main determinants of income and wages and simulate the response of Spanish regional economies to the immigration shocks in the data. We show that immigration is responsible for slower income per capita and labor productivity growth during this period. The main reason for the negative short-run eects that we find 

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