04:30 PM to 07:10 PM W
Carow Hall 01
Section Information for Fall 2021
This course systematically examines Bryan Caplan’s Open Borders from cover to cover. Along the way, students will learn the fundamentals of the economics of immigration, with a focus on immigration’s effects on global wealth creation, and the parallels between international trade in goods and international trade in labor. The course also explores immigration’s net fiscal effects, cultural effects, and political effects, and explores a wide range of possibilities for immigration reform.
This is a mixed undergraduate and graduate class. While there will be shared lectures and classroom discussion, graduate students will be given more demanding homework assignments and more challenging exams.
I assume that you have taken Introductory Economics and know how to calculate Present Discounted Value. Labor Economics will be helpful but not required.
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Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate or Non-Degree.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.