Migration and International Trade: The US Experience Since 1945

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Edward Elgar Publishing, Jan 1, 2010 - Social Science - 232 pages
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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
 

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Contents

PART I What is the immigranttrade link and why it matters
1
1 An overview of the immigranttrade relationship
3
2 What are the channels through which immigrants affect trade?
20
3 Lessons from prior studies of the immigranttrade link
37
PART II What factors may underlie the US immigranttrade link
61
4 A brief review of US immigration history
63
5 Primacy recency and the US immigranttrade relationship
78
6 The importance of tradefacilitating infrastructure
89
8 Empirical specification variable construction and data sources
117
9 Verification of the immigranttrade link
137
10 Variation in the immigranttrade link
154
PART IV Implications and opportunities
175
11 Lessons for US immigration policy
177
concluding thoughts and yet unanswered questions
201
References
207
Index
219

7 Cultural distance between the US and immigrants home countries
102
PART III Examining the US immigranttrade link
115

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