The Political Economy of Immigration Policies and Politics

Part of the Public Administration, Governance and Globalization book series (PAGG, volume 1)


What is the motivation for emigrants to leave behind the security of their families and the familiarity of their homeland? Which countries do they decide to go to? Why does America inspire the dreams of so many immigrants? And, is, on net, the United States benefiting from immigration? Finally, which policies will lead to the optimal level of immigration and will these policies be supported by the populace?


Host Country Consumer Surplus Median Voter Immigration Policy Illegal Immigrant 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Urban Studies Institute, University of LouisvilleLouisvilleUSA

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