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Here’s good news about the economics profession — for the development community  and for us at CGD.  The American Economic Association has just started a  “research highlight” series that will promote for non-economists the most policy-relevant research published in AEA journals.

For their inaugural post they chose this pathbreaking article on the trillion-dollar cost of barriers to labor mobility (aka international migration) published in the Journal of Economic Perspectives in 2011, by our very own Michael Clemens

Congratulations to the AEA but mostly to Michael!


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