Tag Archives: Giovanni Peri

Immigrants and Native Workers: New Analysis Using Longitudinal Employer-Employee Data

From Mette Foged and Giovanni Peri, Using a database that includes the universe of individuals and establishments in Denmark over the period 1991-2008 we analyze the effect of a large inflow of non-European (EU) immigrants on Danish workers. We first identify … Continue reading

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The Economic Windfall of Immigration Reform

Giovanni Peri in the WSJ on immigration. Here are some reform principles he suggests: The first is simplification. The current visa system is the accumulation of many disconnected provisions. Some rules, set in the past—such as the 7% limit on permanent … Continue reading

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The Labor Market Is Not Zero Sum: EPI, Immigration, & Labor Market Misconceptions

Ross Eisenbrey had an NYT op-ed this week on immigration in which he said: “Bringing over more — there are already 500,000 workers on H-1B visas — would obviously darken job prospects for America’s struggling young scientists and engineers. But it … Continue reading

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The Economics of Immigration

Given the interest and policy relevance (as well as Miles Kimball’s immigration tweet day), I thought I’d write a post on the theory and empirics of the effects of immigration in the labor market. A simple starting point for thinking … Continue reading

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STEM workers, H1B Visas and Productivity in US Cities

Here’s a new and very timely paper from Giovanni Peri, Kevin Shih, and Chad Sparber. ABSTRACT: Scientists, Technology professionals, Engineers and Mathematicians (STEM workers) are the fundamental inputs in scientific innovation and technological adoption which, in turn, the main drivers of the … Continue reading

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