The economic case for accepting refugees

Credit: Associated Press

Sep 21, 2016

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In an address to the UN General Assembly, US President Barack Obama made the humanitarian case for accepting refugees, and announced a commitment to accept 110,000 of them in the next year. Using research conducted with Konrad Buchardi of Stockholm University and Thomas Chaney of the Tolouse School of Economics, Chicago Booth's Tarek Hassan makes the economic case for accepting refugees.