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Francine J. Lipman, MBA, LLM Biography

Professor of Law, Business and Economics at Chapman University
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow a Path to Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants?"

“Americans believe that undocumented immigrants are exploiting the United States’ economy. The widespread belief is that illegal aliens cost more in government services than they contribute to the economy. This belief is undeniably false. [E]very empirical study of illegals’ economic impact demonstrates the opposite…: undocumenteds actually contribute more to public coffers in taxes than they cost in social services. Moreover, undocumented immigrants contribute to the U.S. economy through their investments and consumption of goods and services; filling of millions of essential worker positions resulting in subsidiary job creation, increased productivity and lower costs of goods and services; and unrequited contributions to Social Security, Medicare and unemployment insurance programs.”

“Taxing Undocumented Immigrants: Separate, Unequal and Without Representation,” Tax Lawyer, Spring 2006

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Professor of Law, School of Law, Chapman University, 2003 – present
  • Professor Business and Economics, School of Business and Economics, Chapman University, 2001 – present
  • Editor in Chief, Law Review, University of California at Davis
  • Tax Law Review Scholar, New York University
  • Graduate Editor, Tax Law Review, New York University
  • Accountant, Taxation, Arthur Young & Company
  • Attorney, O’Melveny & Myers LLP and Irell
  • Attorney, Irell & Manella LLP
  • Awarded, Excellence in Scholarship, Teaching and Research, Chapman University
  • Member, Social Science Research Network
  • LLM, Taxation, New York University
  • JD, University of California at Davis
  • MBA, School unknown
  • CPA, Taxation, California
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is Illegal Immigration an Economic Burden to America?
  2. Do Undocumented Immigrants Pay Their "Fair Share" of Taxes?