Refereed Publications:


Click here to see a Foreign Policy piece on this paper.

Click here to see a Business Week piece on this paper (see end of the webpage).







Reprinted in Barry R. Chiswick and Paul W. Miller eds., 2011, “Recent Developments in the Economics of Immigration” Edward Elgar.






  • “What drives immigration policy? Evidence from a survey of government officials” (with Giovanni Facchini), 2010, in I. Gang and G. S. Epstein (eds) Culture and Migration (Frontiers of Economics and Globalization, Volume X), World Scientific, pages 605-648.


  • “Understanding highly skilled migration in developed countries: The Upcoming battle for brains” (with Simone Bertoli, Herbert Brucker, Giovanni Facchini, and Giovanni Peri), in T. Boeri, H. Bruecker, F. Docquier and H. Rapoport (eds.) Brain Drain and Brain Gain. The Global Competition to Attract High-Skilled Migrants, September 2012, Oxford University Press.



  • “Individual attitudes towards immigration: Economic vs. non-economic determinants” (with Giovanni Facchini and Riccardo Puglisi), forthcoming in G.P. Freeman, R. Hansen and D. Leal (eds.) Immigration and Public Opinions in Liberal Democracies, Routledge.



Working Papers:


Click here to see a Montreal Gazette piece on this paper.



  • “Illegal immigration and media exposure: Evidence on individual attitudes” (with Giovanni Facchini and Riccardo Puglisi), last revised September 2010.



  • “Exposure to Low-wage Country Imports and the Growth of Japanese Manufacturing Plants” (with Masato Nakane, Chad Steinberg and Hiroyuki Yamada), last revised 2012, Discussion papers 12038, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI).


  • “The Impact of skilled migration on firm-level productivity: An investigation of publicly traded U.S. firms” (with Anirban Ghosh), last revised August 2013.



Work in Progress:

  • “The External Tariffs of South-South Preferential Trade Agreements: An Empirical Investigation of Latin America” (with Rod Ludema and Christian Volpe), last revised November 2013.


  • “Lobbying Expenditures on Migration: A Descriptive Analysis,” last revised April 2010.



Other publications:

  • Canada: No Place Like Home for Antidumping” (with Rod Ludema), 2011, in Chad P. Bown (ed.), The Great Recession and Import Protection: The Role of Temporary Trade Barriers. London, UK: CEPR and the World Bank (chapter 4).
  • “The Political Economy of Immigration Policy” (with Giovanni Facchini), Background paper for the 2009 United Nations Human Development Report, March 2009.







  • “Jamaica secondary education: Improving quality and expanding access," World Bank Report in Two Volumes No.19069-JM, Human Development Department, Caribbean Country Management Unit, Latin America and the Caribbean Region. Collaborated in the preparation of the report and responsible for its statistical annexes, World Bank, Washington DC, 1998.




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