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M. Christian Lehmann
''How many refugees should the US admit?''
( 2019, Vol. 39 No.3 )
US refugee admissions reached a historical low in 2018, when the number of individuals seeking refuge from war and persecution is at a historical high. I show that the US is currently hosting too few refugees from the perspective of a utilitarian social planner. More generally, I illustrate the potential of Welfare Economics to inform the debate on how many refugees a country ought to admit.
Keywords: Civil Conflict, Refugees, Humanitarian Assistance
JEL: O1 - Economic Development: General
Manuscript Received : Jul 18 2019 Manuscript Accepted : Sep 30 2019

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