ECON 373
The Economics of Immigration Fall 2021
Division II Quantative/Formal Reasoning

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This course will explore migration across national borders from an economic perspective, with a focus on migration to the United States. Who migrates, and why? What are the impacts on the economies of the origin country and the destination country, and on migrants themselves? What policies shape immigration and enforcement of immigration law, and what are their impacts? What is the role of immigrants in the broader society? We will emphasize empirical analysis as a data-driven way of understanding the economics of immigration.
The Class: Format: lecture; Class will periodically meet in a small-group seminar format.
Limit: 25
Expected: 25
Class#: 1504
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: Requirements: active participation, 3 empirical assignments, 2 short papers, 2 presentations, and a final 12-15 page paper.
Prerequisites: Econ 251 and Econ 255, or permission of instructor
Enrollment Preferences: Economics majors
Distributions: Division II Quantative/Formal Reasoning
QFR Notes: This course will use quantitative tools of economics.

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