The volume of international trade in services has grown rapidly over recent decades and, in fact, has outpaced growth in goods trade. Over the same period many developed countries experienced rapid growth in immigration. Gianmarco Ottaviano, Giovanni Peri and Greg Wright argue that while many studies have analysed the link between immigrants and trade in goods, the link between […]
According to polling by Ipsos-MORI, immigration has topped the economy to become the most important issue for British people and is set to be one of the central issues in the general election campaign. Empirical research on the labour market effects, however, finds little overall adverse impact of immigration. Jonathan Wadsworth examines the evidence.
Immigration is a big issue. Twenty years of rising immigration mean […]