Working Paper on labour shortages and US immigration reform now available

3 December 2010

A new working paper by Philip Martin and Martin Ruhs, "Labor Shortages and US Immigration Reform: Promises and Perils of an Independent Commission" is now available. The paper reviews the decisions governments face when employers request migrants workers.

With a review also of the British Migration Advisory Committee and the possibilities of a similar US comission, Ruhs and Martin draw conclusions about the clarification such a commission could provide and whether or not it could replace political choices between policy objectives.

Further information

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