The Economics of Immigration
Economists almost universally agree that immigration provides net benefits to the countries that allows it, yet the public stubbornly clings to myths about immigrants "taking our jobs," or otherwise reducing natives' welfare. Benjamin Powell compiled the best scholarly economics research on immigration, gathered by multiple experts in the field, to write the conclusive book on the subject: The Economics of Immigration: Market-Based Approaches, Social Science, and Public Policy (2015).
Since then, he collaborated with frequent guest and Cato scholar Alex Nowrasteh in revisiting the subject in the book *[Wretched Refuse? The Political Economy of Immigration and Institutions](https://www.amazon.com/Wretched-Refuse-Political-Immigration-Institutions/dp/1108702457).*
Both books mix rigorous scientific analysis from the field of economics with clear explanations of how various studies should inform public policy. **
Powell joined me to narrow the gap between public perception and economic reality when it comes to the vital issue.