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Barry Chiswick, PhD Biography

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 a Path to Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants?"

“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

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
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, Brooklyn College, 1999
  • Visiting Scholar, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, 1984-1985
  • Senior Staff Economist, Council of Economic Advisers, 1973-1977
  • Visiting Research Economist, Princeton University, 1973
  • Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research, 1970-1973
  • Professor, City University of New York, 1971-1975
  • Assistant Professor, Columbia University, 1969-1971
  • Assistant and Associate Professor, University of California, Los Angeles, 1966-1970
  • PhD, Economics, Columbia University, 1967
  • MA, Economics, Columbia University, 1964
  • BA, Economics, Brooklyn College, 1962
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