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PhD Defense K. Altangerel MSc

Title: Essays on Immigration Policy
Supervisors: Prof. J.C. van Ours, Prof. J. Boone

This Ph.D. dissertation consists of three chapters on immigration economics. The main objective of the thesis is to explore how legal and unauthorized immigration systems interact and explore some of its consequences based on the case of the United States. Chapter 2 studies the U.S. immigration reform of 1986 and how it affected the migration dynamics of Mexican immigrants. Chapter 3 investigates the effect of documentation on immigrants' labor market outcomes. Chapter 4 studies the connection between a selective legal immigration system and the prevention of unauthorized immigration.

Khulan Altangerel obtained an undergraduate degree in Economics from Saint Cloud State University in Minnesota, U.S., in 2004. She went on to work in the Central Bank of Mongolia until 2012 and received a Master in Risk Management degree in 2009 from Monash University in Australia. From 2012 to 2014, she attended the Research Master program in Economics at Tilburg University. Since September 2014, she has been a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Economics at Tilburg University.

Location: Cobbenhagen building, Portrettenzaal (access via Koopmans building)

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When: 29 January 2019 10:00