And the Search Continues…

I would like to explore how immigration impacts the nations or states GDP. I know that I’ve read in books that, overall, immigration has a positive impact on gross domestic product, but how do I know, know. Right? It’s always such a hot topic debate during re-elections and with ISIS and Syria refugees all over the news this topic wrenched my attention.

My initial search through EconLit using my keywords Immigration, GDP, and United States only managed to find 8 results (less when I put quotations around United States). When I did an even broader search through JSTOR I had about 1500 results. Huge difference. But JSTOR also has a larger range of fields; not only economics. These are a start though. After sifting through some of these articles I may find commonalities or keywords to help me find other literature in the future. Maybe if I use that asterisk a couple of times…

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