Giovanni Peri quoted in news article for The Atlantic Monthly, talking about "Why American Cities Are Fighting to Attract Immigrants" (9/3/15)

An Atlantic Monthly news piece entitled "Why American Cities are Fighting to Attract Immigrants" and written by Ted Hesson, quotes Professor Giovanni Peri's research regarding the effects of immigrants on economic productivity and work wages.

Hesson writes: "Immigrants also hold a third of the internationally valid patents issued to U.S. residents, according to University of California (Davis) economist Giovanni Peri. In a 2012 article published by the Cato Institute, the libertarian (and pro-immigration) think tank, Peri concluded that immigrants boost economic productivity and don’t have a notable impact—either positive or negative—on net job growth for U.S.-born workers. One reason: Immigrants and native-born workers gravitate toward different jobs."

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