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White, Roger, 1967-
Migration and international trade : the US experience since 1945 / Roger White
Cheltenham : Edward Elgar, c2010
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  JV6217 .W45 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Immigrants -- United States -- Economic conditions -- 20th century
Immigrants -- United States -- Economic conditions -- 21st century
Subject United States -- Commerce -- History -- 20th century
United States -- Commerce -- History -- 21st century
United States -- Emigration and immigration
Physical Description vi, 226 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Contents Overview of the immigrant trade relationship -- What are the channels through which immigrants affect trade? -- Lessons from prior studies of the immigrant-trade relationship -- Brief review of US immigration history -- Primacy, recency and the US immigrant-trade relationship -- Importance of trade-facilitating infrastructure -- Cultural distance between the US and immigrants' home countries -- Empirical specification, variable construction and data sources -- Verification of the immigrant-trade link -- Variation in the immigrant-trade link -- Lessons for US immigration policy -- Summing-up : concluding thoughts and (yet) unanswered questions
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-218) and index
Review "This unique book synthesizes and extends the immigrant--trade literature and provides comprehensive coverage of this timely and important topic. In that vein, the author contributes to the understanding of the relationship between immigration and trade and sheds light on a noteworthy aspect of globalization that both confronts policymakers with challenges and offers the potential to overcome them." "Roger White documents the pro-trade influences that immigrants have on US imports from, and exports to, their respective home countries. Variations in the immigrant-trade link are addressed, as are the underlying factors that may determine the existence and operability of that link. The findings have direct implications for US immigration policy, suggesting that too few immigrants are currently admitted to the country and that a more liberal immigration policy may enhance social welfare." "This book contains valuable economic analyses for undergraduates, postgraduates, researchers, educated laypersons and practitioners who are interested in public policy, international trade and economics, migration studies, international relations and globalization."--BOOK JACKET

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