B School for Public Policy
How Does Immigration Affect the Economy? An Evidence-Based Discussion
Seminar by Professor Zeke Hernandez
Immigration is one of the most relevant issues of our time. One of the most important questions is whether immigrants are helpful or hurtful to the economy. This session led by Professor Zeke Hernandez will provide an overview of the empirical evidence addressing that question. It will cover the perennial issue of whether immigrants affect the jobs and wages of native workers, but will also emphasize a lot of other economic effects seldom discussed in the public debate. In particular, we will discuss important research exploring how immigrants affect capital investment, innovation, and economic growth, and what the evidence implies for setting immigration policy.