Immigration is one of the most controversial public policy topics today. On one hand, tens of millions of immigrants and their children are assimilating and integrating into American economic life. On the other, concerns about immigrants and how they will affect the economic future of Americans and our nation as a whole is one of the best predictors of support for Donald Trump, the 2016 Republican Presidential candidate. Unfortunately, many of those concerns are fueled by misunderstanding the effects that immigrants and their descendants have on the U.S. economy. This special conference, timed just prior to the Presidential election, brings together some of the best minds and researchers on the economics of immigration to help inform Americans and to guide policymakers.
Major topics that will be covered include:
- How immigration affects wages and the labor market.
- What factors incentivize and slow unauthorized immigration.
- Immigration’s impact on the real-estate market and entrepreneurship.
- How immigration affects America’s political and economic institutions.
Please join our distinguished speakers on Friday, September 2, to discuss these and related issues.
Alex Nowrasteh, Immigration Policy Analyst, Cato Institute
|9:15–10:45AM||Panel 1: Labor and Wages
Giovanni Peri, Professor and Department Chair, Department of Economics, University of California, Davis
|11:05AM–12:05PM||Panel 2: Illegal Immigration
Douglas S. Massey, Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, Princeton University
|12:50–2:00PM||Panel 3: Immigration and Real Estate
Gary D. Painter, Professor and Director of Social Policy, University of Southern California Sol Price Center for Social Innovation
|2:00–3:00PM||Panel 4: Entrepreneurship
Margaret Blume-Kohout, Visiting Faculty, Department of Economics, Colgate University
|3:20–4:50PM||Panel 5: How Immigration Affects Political and Economic Institutions
Michael Clemens, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development