Francesc Ortega
QUEENS COLLEGE, CUNY. Dina Axelrad Perry Professor in Economics. Primary fields of research: International Economics, Labor Economics, Development.

What Explains the Wages of Undocumented Workers?

July 24, 2019

The Issue:

Undocumented foreign workers earn lower wages than legal immigrants and native workers with similar skills. What are the reasons for this wage gap? The answer is important for understanding the economic effects of a range of policies, including providing driver’s licenses to undocumented workers (as

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Flood Insurance in a World with Rising Seas

October 15, 2018

The Issue:

Flooding is a major cause of damage and property loss to homeowners in the wake of hurricanes. Even absent major weather events, flooding has become an issue for coastal communities like Miami Beach, where rising sea levels and decades of development — combined with local characteristics — have been

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