Publications

Working Paper "Intergenerational Mobility of Immigrants in the US over Two Centuries" Co-authored by Santiago Perez

October 29, 2019
Using millions of father-son pairs spanning more than 100 years of US history, this paper finds that children of immigrants from nearly every sending country have higher rates of upward mobility than children of the US-born. Immigrants’ advantage is similar historically and today despite dramatic shifts in sending countries and US immigration policy.

Working Paper "The Labor Market Effects of Mexican Repatriations: Longitudinal Evidence from the 1930s" Co-authored by Giovanni Peri Posted on NBER

October 29, 2019
This paper examines the labor market consequences of an extensive campaign repatriating around 400,000 Mexicans in 1929-34. Using a repeated cross section of county level data, it finds attenuated and non-significant employment effects and amplified wage downgrading. It shows that this is due to selective in- and out-migration of natives.

Kevin R. Johnson and Leticia M. Saucedo's Co-edited "From the Bookshelves: Understanding Immigration Law Third Edition" Recently Published

August 19, 2019
The third edition of Understanding Immigration Law by Kevin R. Johnson, Raquel Aldana, Bill Ong Hing, Leticia M. Saucedo, Enid Trucios-Haynes lays out the basics of U.S. immigration law in an accessible way to newcomers to the field. It offers background about the intellectual, historical, and constitutional foundations of U.S. immigration law.

Giovanni Peri's Article Published in JHR

June 17, 2019
Professor Giovanni Peri and Vasil Yasenov's article entitled "The Labor Market Effects of a Refugee Wave" was recently published in The Journal of Human Resources.