CReAM public lecture
Event date: Thursday 17th June 2010
On Thursday 17 June 2010, CReAM organised an Invited Lecture on "The Self Selection of Immigrants" at the 3rd EALE-SOLE World Conference.
Professor Borjas’s research on the economic impact of immigration is widely perceived as playing a central role in the debate over immigration policy in the United States and abroad. He is the author of several books, including Wage Policy in the Federal Bureaucracy (American Enterprise Institute, 1980), Friends or Strangers: The Impact of Immigrants on the U.S. Economy (Basic Books, 1990), Labor Economics (McGraw-Hill, 1996; 2nd Edition, 2000, 3rd edition, 2005), and Heaven’s Door: Immigration Policy and the American Economy (Princeton University Press, 1999). He has published over 100 articles in books and scholarly journals, including the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, and the Quarterly Journal of Economics. His work also appears regularly in major magazines and newspapers, including articles in The Atlantic Monthly and National Review, as well as editorials in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Le Monde.
Eric Gould, Professor of Economics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem), held a talk entitled When Is "Too Much" Inequality Not Enough? The Selection of Israeli Emigrants (based on joint work with Omer Moav) - Download Paper.
Eric Gould joined the economics department at Hebrew University after receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1996. He has published several papers in leading journals in the following areas: (1) the effect of immigrants on the economic and educational outcomes of natives and vice versa; (2) the causes and consequences of increasing wage inequality, (3) marriage market behavior, (4) the effect of the environment on the economic and social outcomes of individuals, and (5) the analysis of incentives and externalities in contracts. In 2004, he received the H. Gregg Lewis Prize for the best paper published in the Journal of Labor Economics from 2002-2003. Currently, he is also a research fellow of IZA and the CEPR, and an associate editor of Labour Economics.