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David Jaeger, PhD Biography

Professor of Economics at the City University of New York Graduate Center
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow a Path to Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants?"

“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

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
  • Visiting Research Associate, Industrial Relations Section, Princeton University, 1999 – 2000
  • Associate Professor, Economics, Hunter College, 1997 – 2001
  • Research Economics, US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1995 – 1997
  • Dissertation Award (First Prize), W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 1995
  • Moore Dissertation Research Prize, Department of Economics, University of Michigan, 1994
  • PhD, Economics, University of Michigan, 1995
  • MA, Statistics, University of Michigan, 1993
  • MA, Economics, University of Michigan, 1990
  • BA, Economics, Williams College, 1986
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