State Responses to Immigration Regulation

Why do states vary in their approaches towards the regulation of immigration?  In this research project, we will map and explain cross-national variation in the way receiving states attempt to regulate immigration flows in contemporary times. Using statistical and qualitative case analysis, we plant to consider a range of explanatory factors including (a) interest groups; (b) partisan politics; (c) market factors and (d) legal and political institutions. Previously standardized OECD data has been available since 2006. We will extend this standardization into previous years and assemble alternative sources of information about non-OECD countries that are emerging as new countries of immigration.

  • Sponsoring Faculty Member: Dr. Justin Gest
  • Undergraduate Research Scholars: Jake Sloane and Yunan Jin