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Immigration and Economic Growth in Metropolitan Areas

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dc.contributor.advisor Fuller, Stephen S. Hu, Xiaochu
dc.creator Hu, Xiaochu en_US 2014-09-18T01:56:34Z 2014-09-18T01:56:34Z 2014-05 en_US
dc.description.abstract This research answers the question whether immigration contributes to metropolitan areas' productivity and economic growth, and it also quantifies the impacts of immigration on productivity and economic growth. It examines the relationships between metropolitan Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and the measures of immigration in the United States from 2000-2010 and attempts to find evidence in three mechanisms through which immigration can contribute to the economic growth: the overall effects, the skill effects and the complementarity effects. In each effect' analysis, this research uses reduced- and structural-form equations and uses fixed-effects and first-difference models.
dc.format.extent 146 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Copyright 2014 Xiaochu Hu en_US
dc.subject Public policy en_US
dc.subject Economics, Labor en_US
dc.subject Economics en_US
dc.subject Economic growth en_US
dc.subject GDP en_US
dc.subject immigration en_US
dc.subject immigration's economic impact en_US
dc.subject metropolitan area en_US
dc.title Immigration and Economic Growth in Metropolitan Areas en_US
dc.type Dissertation en Doctoral en Public Policy en George Mason University en

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