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Immigrants Equilibrate Local Labor Markets: Evidence from the Great Recession

Brian C. Cadena, Brian K. Kovak

NBER Working Paper No. 19272
Issued in August 2013

---- Acknowledgements -----

Emily Rentschler, Patty Stubel, Marisa Pereira Tully, and Nathalia Rodriguez Vega provided excellent research assistance. We are thankful for helpful comments from Ben Keys, Rebecca Lessem, Craig McIntosh, Terra McKinnish, Pia Orrenius, Abbie Wozniak, Jim Ziliak, and seminar participants at the Wisconsin-Madison Institute for Research on Poverty, the University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research, the PAA Economic Demography Workshop, the IZA/SOLE Transatlantic Meeting, the University of Chicago Demography Workshop, the University of Maryland, DePaul University, and the SOLE Annual Meeting. Sarah Bohn graciously provided a compilation of state and local immigration legislation, and Jesse Rothstein graciously provided wage rigidity estimates. This project was supported by a grant from the University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, grant number 3 U01 PE000002-06S3, and by a grant from the Russell Sage Foundation's Great Recession Initiative. The opinions and conclusions expressed herein are solely those of the authors and should not be construed as representing the opinions or policies of the UKCPR, any agency of the Federal government, or the Russell Sage Foundation. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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