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.