The Economics of Immigration

Giovanni Peri University of California, Davis

January 31, 2022

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Giovanni Peri, founding director of the Global Migration Center at UC Davis discusses the many roles that immigrants play in the US economy, how current labor shortages are linked to international travel disruptions and immigration restrictions, and what natural experiments like the Mariel boatlift of 1980 can tell us about the impact of immigration on the wages of native-born workers.

Giovanni is Professor in the Department of Economics at University of California, Davis. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.