Undocumented Migration with Endogenous Coyote Prices

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Early Career Research Award


This research investigates the location decision of undocumented migrants from Mexico. It models different fictitious policies aimed at affecting the costs and benefits of migration, assessing how each affects the decisions of potential migrants as to whether and where to migrate. Particularly, it focuses on the formation of prices for coyotes, or the individuals hired to smuggle undocumented migrants across the border.