May 11, 2011

Vol. 26 , No. 12   


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Immigration: Economics, Attitudes and Policies
DAVID CARD
FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2011
LUNCHEON 12:00 p.m.; LECTURE 12:30 p.m.

What are some of the main forces behind the supply and demand for immigrants in the U.S.? What evidence is there on labor market effects of immigration? There is wide debate about the effects of immigration on economic and social outcomes. Economic analysis can inform the debate and provide insights into some of the sources of controversy. David Cardís Athenaeum talk will discuss the formation of attitudes toward immigration policy, and evidence on the importance of different factors in this process.

David Card is the Class of 1950 Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley and Director of the Labor Studies Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research interests include immigration, wages, education, and health insurance. He co-authored the 1995 book Myth and Measurement: The New Economics of the Minimum Wage, and co-edited The Handbook of Labor Economics (1999), Seeking a Premier Economy: The Economic Effects of British Economic Reforms (2004); and Small Differences that Matter: Labor Markets and Income Maintenance in Canada and the United States (1992). He has also published over 90 journal articles and book chapters.

Card was co-editor of Econometrica from 1991 to 1995 and co-editor of the American Economic Review from 2002 to 2005. He taught at Princeton University from 1983 to 1996, and has held visiting appointments at Columbia University and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. In 1992 he was elected a fellow of the Econometric Society, and in 1998 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 1995 he received the American Economic Association' s John Bates Clark Prize, which is awarded every other year to the economist under 40 whose work is judged to have made the most significant contribution to the field. He was a co-recipient of the IZA Labor Economics Award in 2006, and was awarded the Frisch Medal by the Econometric Society in 2007.