Book Forum

The Economics of Immigration: Market‐​Based Approaches, Social Science, and Public Policy

(Oxford University Press, 2015)

January 6, 2016 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM EST

Hayek Auditorium

Featuring the editor Benjamin Powell, Director, Free Market Institute, and Professor of Economics, Rawls College of Business, Texas Tech University; Senior Fellow, Independent Institute; author Alex Nowrasteh, immigration policy analyst at the Cato Institute; with comments by Neil Ruiz, Executive Director of the Center for Law, Economics, and Finance, George Washington University; moderated by Juan Carlos Hidalgo, Policy Analyst on Latin America, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.

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In his new book The Economics of Immigration: Market‐​Based Approaches, Social Science, and Public Policy, editor and economics professor Benjamin Powell brings together several immigration scholars to discuss how immigrants affect the wages of American workers and government budgets, as well as how they assimilate into American culture. The book also presents different policy recommendations in light of the economic evidence—including proposals for a market in visas, open borders, and cuts in legal immigration. The author and editor will be joined by Neil G. Ruiz, PhD, Executive Director of the Center for Law, Economics, and Finance at George Washington University, who will offer his own comments and criticisms. Please join us as four economists discuss the economic impact of immigration.