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John F. Kennedy School of Government
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Cambridge, MA 02138
George J. Borjas is the Robert W. Scrivner Professor of Economics
and Social Policy. He received his PhD in economics from Columbia.
His teaching and research interests focus on the impact of
government regulations on labor markets, with an emphasis on the
economic impact of immigration. He is the author of Wage Policy in
the Federal Bureaucracy; Friends or Strangers: The Impact of
Immigrants on the U.S. Economy; Heaven’s Door: Immigration Policy
and the American Economy; and the textbook Labor Economics. He also
edited Immigration and the Work Force; Issues in the Economics of
Immigration; and Poverty, International Migration and Asylum. Prior
to coming to the Kennedy School, Borjas was a Professor of
Economics at the University of California, San Diego. He has been a
consultant to various government agencies.
Economics of the Labor Market
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Selected Publication Citations:
- Book Chapters
Borjas, George, and Kirk. B. Doran. "How High-Skill Immigration
Affects Science: Evidence from the Collapse of the USSR."
Innovation Policy and the Economy. Ed. William R. Kerr, Josh
Lerner, and Scott Stern. NBER, 2015.
Borjas, George. Immigration Economics. Harvard University
Press, June 2014.
- HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series
Borjas, George, Ilpo Kauppinen, and Panu Poutvaara. "Self-Selection
of Emigrants: Theory and Evidence on Stochastic Dominance in
Observable and Unobservable Characteristics." HKS Faculty Research
Working Paper Series RWP15-062, October 2015.
Borjas, George. "The Wage Impact of the Marielitos: A Reappraisal."
HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-057, September
Borjas, George, Kirk B. Doran, and Ying Shen. "Ethnic
Complementarities After the Opening of China: How Chinese Graduate
Students Affected the Productivity of Their Advisors." HKS Faculty
Research Working Paper Series RWP15-020, April 2015.