Distinguished Professor and Head of the Department of Economics at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
"The extent of illegal migration, therefore, depends, in part, on the degree of enforcement along the border and in the interior of the destination country. This illegal flow can then be imperfectly regulated by raising and lowering the cost of illegal migration to the potential migrant by varying the extent of enforcement. The greater the amount of resources devoted to enforcement and the greater the penalties if illegal migration is detected, the lower is the supply of illegal aliens to the destination. This enforcement can occur at the frontier (border enforcement) or in the interior."
"The Economics of Illegal Migration for the Host Economy," National Association for Business Economics, Sep. 2000
Experts Immigration officials, people with post-graduate degrees in fields relevant to immigration issues, Members of Congress, or elected officials with significant involvement in, or related to, immigration issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Distinguished Professor and Head, Department of Economics, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), 1978-present
President of the European Society for Population Economics, 2007-2008
Favorite Professor, MBA Students, UIC, 2005
Visiting Professor, University of Haifa, Israel, 2004–2005
Visiting Professor, Tel Aviv University, Israel, 2002-2003
UIC Distinguished Professor, 2002
Milken Institute Award for Distinguished Economic Research, 2001