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Handbook of the Economics of International Migration by Paul W. Miller, Barry Chiswick

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Chapter 17

Immigration and Entrepreneurship

Robert W. Fairlie*; Magnus Lofstrom**,    * University of California, Santa Cruz and IZA** Public Policy Institute of California and IZA Corresponding author: Research Fellow, Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC), 500 Washington Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94111, USA. Tel.: (415) 291-4454. email address: lofstrom@ppic.org

Abstract

Immigrants are widely perceived as being highly entrepreneurial and important for economic growth and innovation. This is reflected in immigration policies, and many developed countries have created special visas and entry requirements in an attempt to attract immigrant entrepreneurs. Not surprisingly, a large body of research on immigrant entrepreneurship ...

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