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News & Updates:
U.S. and China schedule trade talks for October; Market eyeing Fed rate cut this month; Special interest groups push back on ‘surprise’ medical costs bill; Pentagon announces cuts to fund border wall; ADP: Private sector employment increased by 195,000 jobs in August; Jobless claims up slightly week-over-week; U.S. productivity climbs 2.3% in second quarter.
Trump administration moves ahead with $3.6 billion transfer of funds from military to border wall; Key House Democrat says North American Trade Pact approval unlikely in 2019; Trump administration rolling back lightbulb requirements; U.S. trade deficit narrows less than expected to $54 billion.
Oil and gas industry split over methane rule rollback; Trump promises ‘giant package’ for ethanol makers; Dems accuse Trump administration of blocking detention facility tours; Trump administration planning expansion of overtime pay; U.S. consumer spending rose sharply in July.
Latest U.S.-China concerns lie deep under the sea; Trump administration to divert FEMA funds to border; Trump seeks to reduce Alaska logging restrictions; U.S. president pushes for border wall by election day; Former Fed President writes rebuke of Trump but Fed pushes back.
Brexit won’t guarantee an easy U.S.-U.K. trade deal; DEA announces plans to increase marijuana growing licenses for research; New rule to allow companies to set own energy efficiency standards; White House brings asylum crackdown to Supreme Court; Home-price growth slows in June; Consumer confidence relatively unchanged in August.
September 27th, 2019
1:00pm - 2:30pm:
How Does Immigration Affect the Economy? An Evidence-Based Discussion
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.