My All-New “Economics of Immigration” Course

In three weeks, I premiere my all-new course on the “Economics of Immigration.”  If GMU sticks to its current plan, I will start teaching it in-person on August 27 to a mixed class of grad students and undergrads.  As you’d expect, the class closely follows the organization of Open Borders: The Science and Ethics of Immigration, but with extra time devoted to criticism of immigration from social scientists like George Borjas, Paul Collier, and Garett Jones.  The course also adds sections on the environment and contagious disease, two important topics that I neglected to address in Open Borders.

There are still ten open spots in the class, but in any case the whole world is welcome to read the notes and try the homework.

 

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My Conversation with Nicholas Bloom

Excellent and interesting throughout, here is the transcript, video, and audio.  Here is part of the summary: He joined Tyler for a conversation about which areas of science are making progress, the factors that have made research more expensive, why government should invest more in R&D, how lean management transformed manufacturing, how India’s congested legal […]

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Capitalists of the world unite!

This has to be a first:

Now Hong Kong’s pro-democracy supporters are wielding a new protest weapon: their stock-market trading accounts. To show support for Jimmy Lai, the publisher who was arrested Monday under the city’s new national security law, Hong Kongers have been buying shares of his media network Next Digital Ltd. The result has been a more than 1,000% gain in two days that propelled the stock to a six-year high.

I’m not sure how effective this will be, but I applaud the spirit of these advocates of freedom for Hong Kong.

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