Michael A. Clemens

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Michael Clemens is a senior fellow and research manager at the Center for Global Development (CGD), a Washington D.C.-based think tank, where he leads the Migration and Development initiative and serves as CGD's Research Manager. Clemens is also a Research Fellow of  the Institute for the Study of Labor in Bonn, Germany, and an affiliate of the Financial Access Initiative, a research center housed at the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University.

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Zero Illegal Immigration: A Thought Experiment (With Time Travel)

by Michael A. Clemensvia Peregrine
Friday, October 23, 2015

No one wants more illegal immigration. So isn’t zero illegal immigration a good idea? We could think through problems like this in at least three ways: a moral argument, a national interest argument, and an economic argument.