Estimating Immigration’s Impact: Accounting for All Adjustments

  • Örn B. Bodvarsson
  • Hendrik Van den Berg


This chapter surveys the evidence of the long-run effects of immigration on the destination economy. We specifically discuss the most recent literature on how immigration affects domestic migration by native workers, the demand for domestic production and, hence, domestic labor, the industrial mix, and producers’ choice of technology. Particular attention is paid to evidence regarding the effects of immigration on local product demand. When product demand effects are accounted for, the evidence shows that broader long-term reactions to immigration are likely to be nonnegative. However, evidence on other potential long-run adjustment responses is more complex.


Labor Market Destination Country Skill Group Native Worker Demand Effect 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Örn B. Bodvarsson
    • 1
  • Hendrik Van den Berg
    • 2
  1. 1.Department EconomicsSt. Cloud State UniversitySt. CloudUSA
  2. 2.Department EconomicsUniversity of NebraskaLincolnUSA

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