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Central Americans migrate to the US today for similar reasons as Jews in the 19th century (Quartz)

July 30, 2018

By Dan Kopf

This article part of the series called Discrete Choice, in which we ask economists about the most important research they have read recently.

Economist: Michael Clemens, Center for Global Development

Why you should listen to him: Clemens is a leading thinker on the impact of international migration. His influential book Economics and Emigration: Trillion-Dollar Bills on the Sidewalk argues that the financial benefits of migration are criminally overlooked by policymakers. 

Read the full article here.


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