Publications

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Journal Articles

"Business Closures, Stay-at-Home Restrictions, and COVID-19 Testing Outcomes in New York City," Preventing Chronic Disease, forthcoming 2020.

"Immigration and Economic Growth," in Prospects for Economic Growth in the United States, edited by John W. Diamond and George R. Zodrow, Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2020.

"The Wage Penalty to Undocumented Immigration" (with Hugh Cassidy), Labour Economics, December 2019. Programs.

"From Immigrants to Robots: The Changing Locus of Substitutes for Workers" (with Richard B. Freeman), in RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences, Issue on Improving Employment and Earnings in Twenty-First Century Labor Markets, edited by Erica L. Groshen and Harry J. Holzer, December 2019.

"The Wage Impact of the Marielitos: The Role of Race," Industrial and Labor Relations Review, August 2019.

"Self-Selection of Emigrants: Theory and Evidence on Stochastic Dominance in Observable and Unobservable Characteristics" (with Ilpo Kauppinen and Panu Poutvaara), Economic Journal, January 2019.

"Ethnic Complementarities after the Opening of China: How Chinese Graduate Students Affected the Productivity of Their Advisors" (with Kirk B. Doran and Ying Shen), Journal of Human Resources, Winter 2018.

"The Wage Impact of the Marielitos: A Reappraisal," Industrial and Labor Relations Review, October 2017. Programs.

"The Labor Supply of Undocumented Immigrants," Labour Economics, June 2017. Programs.

"The Labor Market Consequences of Refugee Supply Shocks" (with Joan Monras), Economic Policy, July 2017. Programs.

"Does Welfare Reduce Poverty?" Research in Economics, March 2016.

"Which Peers Matter? The Relative Impacts of Collaborators, Colleagues, and Competitors" (with Kirk B. Doran), Review of Economics and Statistics, December 2015.

"The Slowdown in the Economic Assimilation of Immigrants: Aging and Cohort Effects Revisited Again," Journal of Human Capital, Winter 2015. Programs.

"Immigration and Globalization: A Review Essay," Journal of Economic Literature, December 2015. Programs.

"How High-Skill Immigration Affects Science: Evidence from the Collapse of the USSR" (with Kirk B. Doran), Innovation Policy and the Economy, edited by William R. Kerr, Josh Lerner, and Scott Stern, University of Chicago Press, 2015.

"Prizes and Productivity: How Winning the Fields Medal Affects Scientific Output" (with Kirk B. Doran), Journal of Human Resources, Summer 2015. [Review by János Kollár in the Notices of the American Mathematical Society, January 2015.]

"Cognitive Mobility: Labor Market Responses to Supply Shocks in the Space of Ideas" (with Kirk B. Doran), Journal of Labor Economics, July 2015.

"The Analytics of the Wage Effect of Immigration," IZA Journal of Migration, 2013.

"The Collapse of the Soviet Union and the Productivity of American Mathematicians" (with Kirk B. Doran), Quarterly Journal of Economics, August 2012.

"On Estimating Elasticities of Substitution" (with Jeffrey Grogger and Gordon H. Hanson), Journal of the European Economic Association, February 2012. Programs.

"Social Security Eligibility and the Labor Supply of Older Immigrants," Industrial and Labor Relations Review, April 2011.

"Poverty and Program Participation Among Immigrant Children," The Future of Children, Spring 2011.

"Attenuation Bias in Measuring the Wage Impact of Immigration" (with Abdurrahman Aydemir), Journal of Labor Economics, January 2011.

"Immigration and the Economic Status of African-American Men" (with Jeffrey Grogger and Gordon H. Hanson), Economica, April 2010.

"Immigration in High-Skill Labor Markets: The Impact of Foreign Students on the Earnings of Doctorates," in Science and Engineering Careers in the United States, edited by Richard B. Freeman and Daniel L. Goroff, University of Chicago Press, 2009.

"Labor Outflows and Labor Inflows in Puerto Rico," Journal of Human Capital, Spring 2008.

"Do Foreign Students Crowd Out Native Students from Graduate Programs," in Science and the University, edited by Ronald G. Ehrenberg and Paula E. Stephan, University of Wisconsin Press, 2007.

"Cross-Country Variation in the Impact of International Migration: Canada, Mexico, and the United States" (with Abdurrahman Aydemir), Journal of the European Economic Association, June 2007.

"The Evolution of the Mexican-Born Workforce in the United States" (with Lawrence F. Katz), in Mexican Immigration to the United States, edited by George J. Borjas, University of Chicago Press, 2007.

"Native Internal Migration and the Labor Market Impact of Immigration," Journal of Human Resources, Spring 2006.

"Making it in America: Social Mobility in the Immigrant Population," The Future of Children, 2006.

"The Labor Market Impact of High Skill Immigration," American Economic Review, May 2005.

"Food Insecurity and Public Assistance," Journal of Public Economics, July 2004.

"The Labor Demand Curve is Downward Sloping: Reexamining the Impact of Immigration on the Labor Market," Quarterly Journal of Economics, November 2003.

"Welfare Reform, Labor Supply, and Health Insurance in the Immigrant Population," Journal of Health Economics, November 2003.

"The Wage Structure and the Sorting of Workers into the Public Sector," in For the People: Can We Fix Public Service?, edited by John D. Donahue and Joseph S. Nye, Brookings Institution Press, 2003.

"Homeownership in the Immigrant Population," Journal of Urban Economics, November 2002.

"Welfare Reform and Immigrant Participation in Welfare Programs," International Migration Review, Winter 2002.

"Long-Run Convergence of Ethnic Skill Differentials, Revisited" Demography, August 2001.

"Does Immigration Grease the Wheels of the Labor Market?" Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, 2001.

"Dollarization and the Mexican Labor Market" (with Eric O'N. Fisher), Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, May 2001.

"Foreign-Born Teaching Assistants and the Academic Performance of Undergraduates," American Economic Review, May 2000. (Survey Instrument).

"The Economic Progress of Immigrants," in Issues in the Economics of Immigration, edited by George J. Borjas, University of Chicago Press, 2000.

"The Economic Analysis of Immigration," in Handbook of Labor Economics, Volume 3A, edited by Orley Ashenfelter and David Card, North-Holland, 1999.

"Immigration and Welfare Magnets," Journal of Labor Economics, October 1999.

"To Ghetto or Not to Ghetto? Ethnicity and Residential Segregation," Journal of Urban Economics, September 1998.

"How Much Do Immigration and Trade Affect Labor Market Outcomes?" (with Richard B. Freeman and Lawrence F. Katz), Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, 1997.

"Searching for the Effect of Immigration on the Labor Market" (with Richard B. Freeman and Lawrence F. Katz), American Economic Review, May 1996.

"Who Leaves? The Outmigration of the Foreign-Born," (with Bernt Bratsberg), Review of Economics and Statistics, February 1996.

"Foreign Competition, Market Power, and Wage Inequality" (with Valerie A. Ramey), Quarterly Journal of Economics, November 1995.

"Ethnicity, Neighborhoods, and Human-Capital Externalities," American Economic Review, June 1995.

"The Economic Benefits from Immigration," Journal of Economic Perspectives, Spring 1995.

"Assimilation and Changes in Cohort Quality Revisited: What Happened to Immigration Earnings in the 1980s?" Journal of Labor Economics, April 1995.

"The Internationalization of the U.S. Labor Market," Federal Reserve Bank of New York Economic Policy Review, January 1995.

"The Economics of Immigration," Journal of Economic Literature, December 1994.

"A Two-Stage Estimator for Probit Models with Structural Group Effects" (with Glenn T. Sueyoshi), Journal of Econometrics, September/October 1994.

"Long-Run Convergence of Ethnic Skill Differentials: The Children and Grandchildren of the Great Migration," Industrial and Labor Relations Review, July 1994. Click here for updated results..

"Time-Series Evidence on the Sources of Trends in Wage Inequality" (with Valerie A. Ramey), American Economic Review, May 1994.

"Immigration Policy, National Origin, and Immigrant Skills: A Comparison of Canada and the United States," in Small Differences that Matter: Labor Markets and Income Maintenance in Canada and the United States, edited by David Card and Richard B. Freeman, University of Chicago Press, 1993.

"National Origin and Immigrant Welfare Recipiency," Journal of Public Economics, March 1993.

"The Intergenerational Mobility of Immigrants," Journal of Labor Economics, January 1993.

"Self-Selection and Internal Migration in the United States" (with Stephen G. Bronars and Stephen J. Trejo), Journal of Urban Economics, September 1992.

"Assimilation and the Earnings of Young Internal Migrants," (with Stephen G. Bronars and Stephen J. Trejo), Review of Economics and Statistics, February 1992.

"Ethnic Capital and Intergenerational Mobility," Quarterly Journal of Economics, February 1992.

"Immigration and Self-Selection" in Immigration, Trade, and the Labor Market, edited by John M. Abowed and Richard B. Freeman, University of Chicago Press, 1991.

"Immigration and the Family" (with Stephen G. Bronars), Journal of Labor Economics, April 1991.

"Immigrant Participation in the Welfare System" (with Stephen J. Trejo), Industrial and Labor Relations Review, January 1991.

"Consumer Discrimination and Self-Employment" (with Stephen G. Bronars), Journal of Political Economy, June 1989.

"Immigrant and Emigrant Earnings: A Longitudinal Study," Economic Inquiry, January 1989.

"Self-Selection and the Earnings of Immigrants," American Economic Review, September 1987.

"Immigrants, Minorities, and Labor Market Competition," Industrial and Labor Relations Review, April 1987.

"The Earnings of State Government Employees in the United States," Journal of Urban Economics, March 1986.

"The Sensitivity of Labor Demand Functions to Choice of Dependent Variable," Review of Economics and Statistics, February 1986.

"Assimilation, Changes in Cohort Quality, and the Earnings of Immigrants," Journal of Labor Economics, October 1985.

"The Measurement of Race and Gender Wage Differentials: Evidence from the Federal Sector," Industrial and Labor Relations Review, October 1983.

"On Regressing Regression Coefficients," Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, December 1982.

"Labor Turnover in the U.S. Federal Bureaucracy," Journal of Public Economics, November 1982.

"The Politics of Employment Discrimination in the Federal Bureaucracy," Journal of Law and Economics, October 1982.

"The Earnings of Male Hispanic Immigrants in the United States," Industrial and Labor Relations Review, April 1982.

"Job Mobility and Earnings over the Life Cycle,"Industrial and Labor Relations Review, April 1981.

"Wage Determination in the Federal Government: The Role of Constituents and Bureaucrats," Journal of Political Economy, December 1980.

"The Relationship between Wages and Weekly Hours of Work: The Role of Division Bias," Journal of Human Resources, Summer 1980.

"Job Satisfaction, Wages, and Unions," Journal of Human Resources, Winter 1979.

"Biased Screening and Discrimination in the Labor Market" (with Matthew S. Goldberg), American Economic Review, December 1978.

"Discrimination in HEW: Is the Doctor Sick or Are the Patients Healthy?" Journal of Law and Economics, April 1978.

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Working Papers

"The Adverse Effect of the COVID-19 Labor Market Shock on Immigrant Employment" (with Hugh Cassidy), May 2020. Online Appendix.

"Demographic Determinants of Testing Incidence and COVID-19 Infections in New York City Neighborhoods," April 2020.

"Job Vacancies, the Beveridge Curve, and Supply Shocks: The Frequency and Content of Help-Wanted Ads in Pre- and Post-Mariel Miami" (with Jason Anastasopoulos, Gavin G. Cook, and Michael Lachanski), August 2019.

"Health, Employment, and Disability: Implications from the Undocumented Population" (with David J.G. Slusky), NBER Working Paper No. 24504, April 2018.

"A User's Guide to the 2016 National Academy Report on The Economic and Fiscal Consequences of Immigration," September 22, 2016.

"The Wage Impact of the Marielitos: Additional Results," NBER Working Paper No. 21850, December 2015. This addendum to the Mariel paper presents additional evidence.

"The Wage Impact of the Marielitos: A Reappraisal" October 2015. This is the original draft of my Mariel paper.

"Imperfect Substitution between Immigrants and Natives: A Reappraisal" (with Jeffrey Grogger and Gordon H. Hanson), NBER Working Paper No. 13887, March 2008. Programs.

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Popular Articles

"Why Trump's New Immigration Bill Makes Sense: Hey, It Works in Canada," Politico Magazine, August 4, 2017.

"The Immigration Debate We Need," Editorial in the New York Times, February 27, 2017.

"Silicon Valley Pushes for Immigration Reform for Its Own Purposes," Editorial in the New York Times, October 24, 2016.

"What Does the National Academies' Immigration Report Really Say?" National Review, September 22, 2016.

"Yes, Immigration Hurts American Workers," Politico Magazine, September/October 2016.

"The Case for Extreme Immigrant Vetting: It's a Practice as American as Apple Pie--and for Good Reason," Politico Magazine, August 17, 2016.

"Lies, Damned Lies, and Immigration Statistics," National Review, January 21, 2016.

"Immigration and the American Worker: A Review of the Academic Literature," Center for Immigration Studies, April 2013.

"A Lemon in the Senate: The Immigration Deal is a Travesty of a Mockery of a Sham," National Review Online, May 17, 2007.

"For a Few Dollars Less," Editorial in The Wall Street Journal, April 18, 2006.

"Increasing the Supply of Labor Through Immigration: Measuring the Impact on Native Workers," Center for Immigration Studies, May 2004.

"Making It Worse: President Bush Has Tackled the Immigration Problem Wrongly," National Review, February 9, 2004, pp. 24-26.

"An Evaluation of the Foreign Student Program," Center for Immigration Studies, June 2002.

"Rethinking Foreign Students," National Review, June 17, 2002.

"Let's Be Clear About Whom We Want to Let In," Editorial in The Washington Post, December 23, 2001.

"The Case for Choosing More Skilled Immigrants," The American Enterprise, December 2000, pp. 30-31.

"Mexico's One-Way Remedy," Editorial in The New York Times, July 18, 2000.

"Let Elián Remain Free," Editorial in The New York Times, January 12, 2000

"Immigration: The Issue-in-Waiting," Editorial in The New York Times, April 2, 1999.

Review of Strangers among Us: How Latino Immigration is Transforming America, by Roberto Suro, National Review, May 18, 1998, pp. 54-55.

"Findings We Never Found" (with Richard B. Freeman), Editorial in The New York Times, December 10, 1997.

"Immigration & Welfare: Solving the Welfare Problem Will Solve the Welfare Problem—Not the Immigration Problem," National Review, June 16, 1997, pp. 34-38.

"The New Economics of Immigration," Atlantic Monthly, November 1996.

"Punish Employers, Not Children," Editorial in The New York Times, July 11, 1996.

"The Welfare Magnet," National Review, March 11, 1996, pp. 48-50. Reprinted in Tamara L. Roleff, editor, Immigration: Opposing Viewpoints. San Diego, CA: Greenhaven Press, 1998, pp. 97-102.

"Know the Flow: Nine Immigration Myths," National Review, April 17, 1995, pp. 44-50. Reprinted in Nicholas Capaldi, editor, Immigration: Debating the Issues. Amherst, New York: Prometheus Books, 1997, pp. 188-196.

"Immigrants--Not What They Used To Be." Editorial in The Wall Street Journal, November 8, 1990.

"The U.S. Takes the Wrong Immigrants." Editorial in The Wall Street Journal, April 5, 1990.

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