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  • October 19, 2016

How the 'Losers' in America’s Trade Policies Got Left Behind

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A recent piece in the Atlantic cited a study that appeared in the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics in January. In Immigrants Equilibrate Local Labor Markets: Evidence from the Great Recession, authors Brian Cadena and Brian Kovak track low-skilled workers’ movements around the country during the Great Recession. They find that Mexican-born workers were much more responsive to local labor market conditions than native-born workers.