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Giovanni Peri: “The multi-faceted contributions of international migration to the US economy in the last 30 years”
April 5 at 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
The Social Sciences Forum presents the annual Mullen Lecture, featuring Giovanni Peri, professor of economics at the University of California, Davis, who will speak on “The multi-faceted contributions of international migration to the US economy in the last 30 years.”
This lecture will provide first an overview on global regularities that suggest international migrations have a very important economic motivation and that migrants embody a large amount of human capital. Then we will provide a framework to interpret the economic effects of immigrants in the US and will review key findings from recent research on labor markets, productivity and entrepreneurship effect of immigrants, and conclude with a focus on the last 2 years, when during the Covid-19 crisis the inflow of immigrants almost stopped and the possible consequences of this.
Giovanni Peri has expertise in labor economics, urban economics and the economics of international migrations. In addition to his appointment in the Department of Economics, he is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the founding director of the UC Davis Migration Research Cluster.
Admission is free.
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