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Essays in International Economics


This dissertation studied two main topics: US immigration reform and the occupation

sorting of US immigrants, and factors that contribute to China's export growth. Chapter

1 develops a general equilibrium model of international migration to simulate the impact

had the U.S. shifted to a skill-based immigration system. Chapter 2 builds a multi-sector

spatial general equilibrium model featuring heterogeneous rms and workers endogenous location

choice, to quantify for China's export surge during 1990-2005. Chapter 3 studies

factors that determine the occupation sorting of US immigrants.

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