Giovanni Peri

 Giovanni  Peri

Temporary Migration Center Director

Director, Migration Research Cluster
Chair and Professor, Department of Economics
Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research
Editor, Regional Science and Urban Economics

Office: 1118 Social Science and Humanities
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Research Interests

  • 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. 

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