Bendheim Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Princeton University
Pro to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
"Immigration policy involves fundamental issues about what and who we are as a country. There are no simple answers on immigration policy because different people can legitimately assign different weights to the welfare of new immigrants, recent immigrants, and various groups of natives. In addition, there is considerable debate and disagreement among economists about the economic impacts of immigration. The Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006 [which included a path to citizenship]... seems to represent a reasonable compromise in view of the competing interests of different stakeholders."
"Two Labor Economic Issues for the Immigration Debate," Center for American Progress, Apr. 4, 2006
Experts Individuals with advanced degrees in fields relevant to immigration. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to immigration.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Bendheim Professor, Economics & Public Policy, Princeton University, 1992-present
Professor of Economics & Public Affairs, Princeton University, 1992-present
Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research, 1992-present
Chief Economist, National Council on Economic Education, 2003-present
Economic Scene Columnist, The New York Times, 2000-2006
Winner, IZA Prize for Labor Economics, 2006
Elected Fellow, Society of Labor Economists, 2006
Docteur Honoris Causa, Université Libre de Bruxelles, 2005
Elected Fellow, American Academy of Political and Social Science, 2003
Elected Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2002
Awarded, Mahalanobis Memorial Medal, Indian Econometric Society, 2001
Chief Economist, U.S. Department of Labor, 1994-1995
Assistant Professor of Economics & Public Affairs, Princeton University, 1987-1992
PhD, Economics, Harvard University, 1987
MA, Economics, Harvard University, 1985
BS, with Honors, Industrial & Labor Relations, Cornell University, 1983