2015-2016 News

Giovanni Peri's research on refugees and the job market featured in Policy Mic article

May 03, 2016

Professor Giovanni Peri's research with Professor Mette Foged (University of Copenhagen) was recently featured in an article published on Mic. Their study shed some light on the effects of refugees on the job market by using longitidunial data to study the effect of low-skilled Iraq and the former Yugoslavia refugees on low-skilled Danish workers from 1991 to 2008. They found that Danish workers did not suffer from their arrival, and instead received a small economic boost.

Kevin R. Johnson and Gabriel "Jack" Chin's comments on Arizona immigration legislation published on Politifact

April 28, 2016

Dean Kevin R. Johnson and Professor Gabriel "Jack" Chin were recently published on Politifact for their comments regarding Arizona's immigration legislation, Arizona law, Senate Bill 1070. This legislation gave law enforcement the right to ask people for their citizenship papers. When asked about the criticisms regarding the bill, former Arizona Governor Jan Brewer claimed that this law "mirrors" federal law.