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Analyzing Farm Bureau's claim that milk prices would double at the retail level if all the illegals were deported

It is worth noting that OP's original question before I edited it asked, "why would economists lie to us?" This already leaves a poor taste in my mouth; such a question is loaded enough as it is, only ...
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Why don't most of the highly educated people in poorer part of Europe migrate to the Western part?

There are numerous reasons why one would want to stay in a particular country even though earning power is lower. These are usually summarized as "frictions" in the labor market. Culture, ...
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Why does immigration boost the economy? (or does it not...?)

You’re right, the migration of workers boost the economy. It’s a stylized fact. It may have political consequences, though, but it is not the part of the analysis of economics. Let’s consider $A$ the ...
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Why are there so many migrants in the modern world?

Are current flows of migration bigger that they were in the past? We tend to forget history because the numbers involved currently are smaller relative to world population. For instance, the 8.8 ...
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White Flight from Asian Immigration: Evidence from California Public Schools - is the methodology robust?

is the methodology robust? They used panel fixed effects to control for unobservable and IV for potential reverse causality, which is decent methodology for their research question. They follow ...
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Migration wage differential, Borjas (2013) textbook

Yes, that is an approximation one does. You have stumbled upon the log-approximation, which is very commonly used in Economics. It states that $log(1+x)≈x$, for very small $x$. Hence, typically $x$ is ...
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Does immigration help to sustain welfare in rich European countries?

Here is a chart from the OECD, which shows the net fiscal impact of migrants on their recipient country (i.e. by how much to they contribute or withdraw from the welfare state, albeit excluding in-...
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White Flight from Asian Immigration: Evidence from California Public Schools - is the methodology robust?

Here's an analysis of that paper... Link to Marginal Revolution blog. A quote... However, I don’t think the headline result in this paper is particularly credible. First, there isn’t a well-...
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Why don't most of the highly educated people in poorer part of Europe migrate to the Western part?

Occupational licensing may be one reason why: Occupational licensing is not unique to the United States. Based on information gathered in 2012 from the then twenty- seven nations in the ...
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Does immigration help to sustain welfare in rich European countries?

The typical analyses which tend to pretty unambiguously show net positive impact of immigration on the economy (despite the likelihood that some specific labour market segments may experience lower ...
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Why does immigration boost the economy? (or does it not...?)

I think it is too strong a statement to say that immigration always and everywhere "improves" the economy, but there are some factors that do make it helpful (or less damaging) that are not ...
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Name of phenomenon where migrant workers receive decent wage but absolutely no chance of getting any government benefits

There's a lot going on in this question, so I'll focus on the labor-economics part of the question rather than the political-economy part of the question. If it is the case that these migrant workers ...
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Is there a pull of skilled workforce from rural to urban areas?

It somewhat depends what you mean by that. The process is more complicated with migrants to cities also acquiring skills/education there, e.g. Another important piece of work related to education-...
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Does migration exacerbate (albeit delay) the problem of aging, economically-inactive populations in Western societies?

I don’t really see the connection you are drawing. As @Fizz has pointed out, immigration usually happens over time and maybe when immigrants grow old there will be more immigrants to support all of ...
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Reliable US yearly population and netmigration estimates by state from 1970 up to today

Census State to State Migration Flows are available from 2004 - 2016. Census's State Intercensal Tables: 2000-2010 has annual state population data over the 2000-2010 period. Combining this with ...
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IV - Is this correct?

Currently, I have two instruments, one for each variable, but when I use them the F-statistic of the first-stage is low. However, I have seen that, if I include also the quadratic form of my two ...
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Is there a pull of skilled workforce from rural to urban areas?

Yes, this was written about at some length in Progress and Poverty by the American economist Henry George in the late 1800s.
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Remittance: Migrant workers sending money to their families

There are actually more pros then cons for the "home countries" in my opinion, and I have official/credible sources to back this opinion up. Financial remittances have been recognized as an important ...
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How does migration facilitate specialisation?

Workers may have different skills. If immigrant workers are good at farming then domestic workers can shift into non-farming activities. Workers increase the total population and larger populations ...
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