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ECON 584. The Economics of Immigration

Credits: 3
Department: Economics
Description: Migration causes, immigration affects on home and destination economies, characteristics of immigrants, and restrictive policies.
Prerequisites: ECON 205, ECON 206
Semester Offered: DEMAND
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Apply economic theory and empirical methods to the factors which account for migration across and within borders.
2. Distinguish immigrants from native-born persons, in both the source and destination economies, with respect to their economic characteristics (level and quality of skills, education, experience, earnings, occupational choice, for example).
3. Apply economic theory and empirical methods to identify and quantify the economic impact of immigration on the home and host economies.
4. Measure the social and fiscal costs of immigration, the economic contribution immigrants make to a country's growth, and the economic effects on the destination economy of return, repeat, and illegal migration.
5. Analyze the costs and benefits of alternative restrictive immigration policies in a destination country.

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