Professor of Economics at the City University of New York Graduate Center
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
"The cost assessment presented in this report hopefully illustrates the false allure of adopting a mass deportation policy as a response to the challenges threatening our immigration system... Implementing such a policy would seriously jeopardize our commitment to secure the homeland and pay for our commitments overseas, as well as threaten other vital national priorities... In sum, dealing with the problem of the undocumented is an issue of increasing national urgency. Policymakers must address the problem seriously; not with the costly and unrealistic idea of mass deportation."
Deporting the Undocumented: A Cost Assessment," Center for American Progress website, July 2005
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:
Professor, Economics, City University of New York Graduate Center, 2008 - present
Research Fellow, Center for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM), University College, London, 2007 - present
Research Fellow, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Germany, 1998 - present
Visiting Professor, Economics, University of Bonn (Germany), 2007 - 2008
Associate Professor, Economics and Public Policy, College of William and Mary, 2001 - 2008
Adjunct Scholar, Center for American Progress, 2006 - 2007
Research Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Germany), 2003 - 2004
Biographical Listing, Who’s Who in Economics, 2003
Visiting Scholar, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, 2000 - 2001
Visiting Associate Professor, Economics, Princeton University, 1999-2000