Director, Migration Research Cluster
Chair and Professor, Department of Economics
Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research
Editor, Regional Science and Urban Economics
Office: 1140 Social Science and Humanities
Personal Website: giovanniperi.ucdavis.edu
- International Migration
- Labor Markets
- Productivity of Countries with Migrant Workers
- Urban and Regional Economics
Giovanni Peri is the Director of the Migration Research Cluster. He is Professor of Economics at the University of California, Davis and Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is Editor of “Regional Science and Urban Economics” and in the editorial Board of several Academic Journals in Economics. His Research, in the last ten years has focused on the impact of international migrations on labor markets and productivity of the receiving countries and on the determinants of international migrations. He has published in several academic journals including the American Economic Review, the Review of Economic Studies, The Review of Economics and Statistics, the Economic Journal and the Journal of European Economic Association.
His research has been features in the last years in popular Blogs and in media outlets including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post and the Economist Magazine. He has received several grants in the past for the study of the impact of migrations from foundations and international organizations, including the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the World Bank, the Volkswagen Foundation and the Microsoft Corporation.
Relevant Research for the Migration Research Cluster
- Peri, Giovanni, Basso, Gaetano, and Sara McElmurry, "Opportunity Lost: The Economic Benefit of Retaining Foreign-Born Students in Local Economies." The Chicago Council of Global Affairs (2016).
- Cattaneo, Cristina and Giovanni Peri, "Migration’s response to increasing temperatures." VOX.eu (2015).
- Moriconi, Simone, and Giovanni Peri, "Labour versus leisure preferences and employment in Europe." VOX.eu (2015).
- Peri, Giovanni, and Andreas Beerli, "The Labor Market Effects of Opening the Border: New Evidence from Switzerland" Working paper 21319, National Bureau of Economic Research (2015).
- Peri, Giovanni, and Kevin Shih, "STEM Workers, H-1B Visas, and Productivity in US Cities" Journal of Labor Economics, Volume 33 (2015), S225-S255.
- Peri, Giovanni, and Andri Chassamboulli, “The Labor Market Effects of Reducing Undocumented Immigrants.” Working paper (2014), 2-63.
- Peri, Giovanni, and Francesc Ortega, "Openness and Income: the Roles of Trade and Migration” Draft paper (2013), 2-40.
- Peri, Giovanni, and Francesc Ortega, “The Effect of Income and Immigration Policies on International Migrations.” Migration Studies, Working Paper No. 18322, Oxford University Press (2013), 2-35.
- Peri, Giovanni, and Mette Foged, “Immigrants and Native Workers: New Analysis Using Longitudinal Employer-Employee Data.” NBER Working Paper No. 19315 (2013), 2-67.
- Peri Giovanni, Kevin Shih, and Chad Sparber, "The Effects of Foreign Skilled Workers on Natives: Evidence from the H-1B Visa Lottery" (2013), 2-37.
- Peri, Giovanni,Frédéric Docquier and Ça˘glar Ozden, "The Labor Market Effects of Immigration and Emigration in OECD Countries∗” Labor Market Effects of Immigration and Emigration (2013), 2-55.
- Peri, Giovanni, Cristina Cattaneo and Carlo Fiorio, “What Happens to the Careers of European Workers When Immigrants ‘Take Their Jobs?’” IZA Discussion Papers, Paper No. 7282 (2013), 2-37.
- Peri, Giovanni, Chad Sparber and Kevin Shih, “STEM workers, H1B visas and productivity in US cities.” Working paper (2013), 1-58.
- Peri, Giovanni, “The Economic Effects of Immigration and of the Proposed Reform.” The Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies (2013).
- Peri, Giovanni and Francesco D' Amuri "Immigration, Jobs and Employment Protection: Evidence from Europe before and during the Great Recession" (2012), 22-49.