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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Trade, Variety, and Immigration

Trade, Variety, and Immigration
Chen Bo and David Jacks document Canada's experience with import variety growth from 1988 to 2007 and relate that growth to the process of immigration. They find that import varieties grew 76 percent resulting in a welfare gain to Canadian consumers of as much as 28 percent. Enhanced immigration flows may be responsible for 25 percent of this import variety growth and its attendant welfare gains for native-born Canadians.


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