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Curriculum Vitae
  • Current CV

    Working Papers and Under Review
  • Immigration Restrictions as Active Labor Market Policy: Evidence from the Mexican Bracero Exclusion  (with Michael A. Clemens and Hannah M. Postel). NBER Working Paper #23125, July 2017.    Revision requested, American Economic Review.

              Summary at VoxEU. Covered in The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, the Associated Press, The New York Times, Newsweek, Vox , The Dartmouth and the International Business Times.

  • How Much Does Amnesty Strengthen the Safety Net? Evidence from the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986  (with Elizabeth Cascio). March 2017. Under Review.
            --   Online Appendix

  • People and Machines: A Look at The Evolving Relationship Between Capital and Skill In Manufacturing 1860-1930 Using Immigration Shocks  (with Jeanne Lafortune and Jose Tessada).
             Revision requested, Review of Economics and Statistics. (This version supercedes NBER Working Paper #21435, July 2015.)

    Published and Forthcoming
  • Immigration and the Economy of Cities and Regions (with Giovanni Peri). Handbook of Urban and Regional Economics, forthcoming, 2015. This version, August 2014.
            Also available as NBER working paper #20428.

  • Do Male-Female Wage Differentials Reflect Differences in the Return to Skill? Cross-City Evidence From 1980-2000 (with Paul Beaudry)  American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 6(2): April 2014, pp. 178-194.
            Pre-publication version from June 2013
            Our blog posting on this article on LSE's USAPP.

  • Immigration and Production Technology for the Annual Review of Economics 5, August 2013.
            Pre-publication version: NBER working paper #18310, August 2012.
            Talks loosely based on this article:
            --    Understanding the Labor Market Impact of Immigration: The Role of Capital-Skill Complementarity University of Waterloo, March 26, 2016.
           --    The Benefits of Immigration: Some Implications of Recent Findings, presented at the NORFACE Migration Conference, University College London, April 13, 2013.

  • Immigrant Native Substitutability: The Role of Language in David Card and Stephen Raphael, eds., Immigration, Poverty, and Socioeconomic Inequality. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 2013.
            Press Coverage: New York Times, August, 2017.

  • Cracks In the Melting Pot: Immigration, School Choice, and Segregation (with Elizabeth Cascio). American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 4(3): August 2012, pp. 91-117.

  • Immigration, Skill Mix, and Capital-Skill Complementarity. The Quarterly Journal of Economics 126(2): May 2011, pp. 1029-1069.
            Press Coverage: New York Times, August, 2017.

  • Should the PC be Considered a Technological Revolution? Evidence from US Metropolitan Areas  (with Paul Beaudry and Mark Doms). Journal of Political Economy 118(5): October 2010, pp. 988-1036.
            Pre-publication draft.

  • Paying For Progress: Conditional Grants and the Desegregation of Southern Schools. (with Elizabeth Cascio, Nora Gordon, and Sarah Reber). The Quarterly Journal of Economics 125(1): February 2010, pp. 445-482.

  • Local Labor Force Education, New Business Characteristics, and Firm Performance. (with Mark Doms and Alicia Robb). Journal of Urban Economics 67(1): January 2010, pp. 61-67.

  • From Brown to Busing. (with Elizabeth Cascio, Nora Gordon, and Sarah Reber) Journal of Urban Economics 64(2): September 2008, p. 296-325.

  • The Impact of Immigration on American Workers and Businesses.Choices 22(1): 1st Quarter 2007, p. 1-7.

  • The Diffusion of Mexican Immigrants During the 1990s: Explanations and Impacts (with David Card) in George J. Borjas, Ed., Mexican Immigration to the United States. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007, p. 193-227.
          Pre-publication: NBER Working Paper #11552.

  • Schooling and the AFQT: Evidence from School Entry Laws.(with Elizabeth Cascio). Journal of Human Resources 41(2): Spring 2006, p. 294-318.

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