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Lee Ohanian on the Importance of Immigration

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Published December 3, 2020

The United States has attracted some of the most creative, innovative, and entrepreneurial talent from all around the world. Immigration allows us to sustain economic growth in America with a constant inflow of new ideas. We have benefited from immigrants who have been willing to take risks and to implement ideas in a competitive marketplace.

This video’s audio is excerpted from an episode of the Uncommon Knowledge web series, published by the Hoover Institution.

Additional Resources:

  • Watch the Uncommon Knowledge podcast episode “Why Here? Why Now? Why Did the United States Enjoy Dramatic Improvements in the Standard of Living During the Last Century?” with John Cogan, Lee Ohanian, Terry Anderson, and George Shultz. Available here.
  • Watch “Enhancing Economic Growth Through Immigration,” with Edward Lazear via PolicyEd. Available here.
  • Watch “Economic Growth and Immigration,” with Edward Lazear via PolicyEd. Available here.