Finance & Economics

NAFTA and the Mixed Effects of Trade: A Mexican Case Study

In August 2017, the United States, Canada, and Mexico began renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)—one of...

Comparing Immigration Policies Under the IMPALA Database

A person’s decision to migrate is affected by various economic, political, and social factors not only in the country of...

Foreign Exchange Interventions: A Comparison of the Mexican and Brazilian Models

Over the past several years, foreign exchange rates among Latin American countries have fluctuated significantly. These oscillations have been caused...

Reviewing the Research on National Maternity Leave Policies and their Effects on Women’s Careers, Children’s Health, and Employers’ Bottom Line

In 2015, women surpassed men in their likelihood of holding a bachelor’s degree. The gender pay gap has been steadily...

Immigration and Jobs: David Card’s Influential Study

A chief concern of modern policy is the impact of immigrants on natives’ employment prospects. The difficulty for academics attempting...

Does Personal Experience Affect Monetary Policy Decisions?

Will the central bank in the United States reduce or maintain the current interest rate? Do statements made by the...

Do Industrial Robots Contribute to Unemployment and Lower Wages?

Over the past few years, rapid advances in technology have posed greater threats to jobs, especially those vulnerable to automation....

Understanding the Impact of Immigration on Labor Markets: A Tale of Two Miamis

In 2015, the United Nations estimated an international migrant population of 243 million people around the world. Immigration has been...

Innovation, Skilled Immigrants, and Why We Need More of Them

The immigration debate playing out in the United States is beleaguered by concerns over whether unskilled immigrant workers are undermining...

Immigrants Are Welcome Here: A Case Study of Immigration in Malaysia

In the last year, immigration has captured political and economic debates in numerous countries. Some argue that immigrants displace citizens...

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