Friday, October 1, 2010

Economics of Immigration

The Guarini Institute for Governmental Affairs hosted its first lecture of the year on September 30 with economics and social policy expert George Borjas, Ph.D., an alumnus from the class of 1971. Dr. Borjas provided a summary of recent research on the economics of immigration and the implications for the future of United States immigration policy. He is the author of Wage Policy in the Federal Bureaucracy; Friends or Strangers: The Impact of Immigrants on the U.S. Economy; Heaven’s Door: Immigration Policy and the American Economy; and the textbook, Labor Economics. Prior to joining the faculty at The John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Borjas was a professor of economics at the University of California, San Diego.

Established in 1994 by former New Jersey Congressman Frank Guarini, the Guarini Institute for Governmental Affairs aims to provide a non-partisan forum for discussion of key public policy issues among Saint Peter’s students. The Institute sponsors lectures and programs throughout the academic year to raise awareness, promote critical thinking, debate and encourage careers in public service. These lectures are an important part of intellectual debate and discussion at the College.

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