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  News & highlights from Ball State CBER ::   March 27, 2017  

A Tale of Two Immigration Impacts

Sixty-eight percent of recent economics doctorates in the US were earned by immigrants.

Immigration and its effect on wages and employment is often viewed as a parallel discussion to international trade. After all, the much maligned forces of globalization are far more apparent through immigration than they are through trade. So, it may be useful to think through some of the economic consequences of immigration and how they differ across skill and education levels.

Read the full article: A Tale of Two Immigration Impacts

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February Housing

Data on February 2017 housing starts were recently released and show year-over-year increases of 6.18 percent, suggesting continued confidence in the housing market.

Starts of 2-4 unit structures increased 67 percent, adding 20,000 units, while large multifamily structures (5+ units) increased 11.2 percent, adding 396,000. Single-family units increased 3.2 percent, adding 872,000 units.

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