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The Economic Impact of Immigration in the U.S.

What Do We Know and What Should the Implications on Immigration Policies Be?--Giovanni Peri, Ph.D, Department of Economics, UC Davis
Jan 26, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM (America/Los_Angeles / UTC-800)
1130 K Street, Room LL3
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I will present some facts and data on immigration in the US during the last 10 years. In particular I will focus on the findings of researchers about the economic effects of immigrants and how these have changed in the recent years. Then I will analyze the connection between the economic impact of immigrants and the opinion that people have about them. What should the implication of these findings be in terms of immigration policy and reforms? I will discuss a fact-based and labor-market centered approach to immigration.

Giovanni Peri is a Professor of Economics at the University of California, Davis and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is also a Ifo Research Professor (Munich, Germany) and an affiliate of IZA (Bonn, Germany) and CReAM (London UK). He is in the Editorial Board of the “Journal of the European Economic Association”, “Regional Science and Urban Economics”, the “Journal of Urban Economics” and of the “Journal of Population Economics”.

He specializes in the study of economic determinants and effects of international migrations. He has published in several academic journals including the Review of Economic Studies, The Review of Economics and Statistics, the European Economic Review and the Journal of International Economics. He has also done research on human capital, growth and technological innovation. He received several grants for the study of the impact of migrations from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, from the World Bank, from the Volkswagen Foundation and from Microsoft Corporation.  He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from U.C. Berkeley and a Doctoral Degree in Economics from Bocconi University in Milano.


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