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On December 4, the George W. Bush Institute will join the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas for a conference to spotlight the positive economic impact of immigration on U.S. economic growth. A live feed of the conference is available here beginning at 10:00 a.m. central time. The conference will feature the work of several immigration scholars, business leaders, and policy practitioners. The 4% Growth Project has prepared two documents in advance of the conference. The first, "Growth and Immigration: A Handbook of Vital Immigration and Economic Growth Statistics," by Matthew Denhart, has just been released, and is available for download here. The second, "Immigrants Today: A Plus to America," a white paper by Richard Vedder, is available for download here.
Matthew Denhart is an expert on immigration policy and is the author of the Bush Institute’s America's Advantage: A Handbook of Vital Immigration and Economic Growth Statistics, now in its third edition. He currently serves as executive director of the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation and is a founder of the Coolidge Scholars Program which provides full-ride merit scholarships to America's most promising college students. A summa cum laude graduate of Ohio University, Denhart has written and spoken widely on a variety of policy topics including the economics of higher education, labor, and taxes. He has contributed articles to numerous national publications including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes.com, CNN Opinion, and Bloomberg View.Full Bio
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