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Hosted by David Beckworth of the Mercatus Center, Macro Musings is a podcast which pulls back the curtain on the important macroeconomic issues of the past, present, and future.

Mar 28, 2022

Alex Nowrasteh is the director of Economic and Social Policy Studies at the Cato Institute where he writes widely on US immigration policy. He also has several books on the topic, including his recently co-authored book, *Wretched Refuse? The Political Economy of Immigration and Institutions.* Alex joins Macro Musings to talk about immigration in the United States and its implications for economic growth and policy. Specifically, David and Alex also discuss the current trends in population growth and immigration, the consequences of falling birthrates, Alex’s rebuttals to the most common arguments against immigration, and more.

 

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Transcript for the episode can be found here: https://www.mercatus.org/bridge/tags/macro-musings

 

Alex’s Twitter: @AlexNowrasteh

Alex’s Cato profile: https://www.cato.org/people/alex-nowrasteh

 

Related Links:

 

*Wretched Refuse? The Political Economy of Immigration and Institutions* by Alex Nowrasteh and Benjamin Powell

https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/wretched-refuse/47A037EB552CDB16DC77906072A590AB

 

*The Most Common Arguments Against Immigration and Why They’re Wrong* by Alex Nowrasteh

https://store.cato.org/products/the-most-common-arguments-against-immigration-and-why-theyre-wrong

 

*The Ultimate Resource* by Julian Simon

https://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Resource-Julian-Lincoln-Simon/dp/0691003696

 

*Low-Skilled Immigration and the Labor Supply of Highly Skilled Women* by Patricia Cortes and Jose Tessada

https://www.aeaweb.org/articles?id=10.1257/app.3.3.88

 

*The Puzzle of Falling US Birth Rates Since the Great Recession* by Melissa Kearney, Phillip Levine, and Luke Pardue

https://www.aeaweb.org/articles?id=10.1257/jep.36.1.151

 

*More From Less: The Surprising Story of How We Learned to Prosper Using Fewer Resources – And What Happens Next* by Andrew McAfee

https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/More-from-Less/Andrew-McAfee/9781982103583

 

*One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger* by Matthew Yglesias

https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/636499/one-billion-americans-by-matthew-yglesias/

 

David’s Twitter: @DavidBeckworth

David’s blog: http://macromarketmusings.blogspot.com/