SUP-311: The Economic Impact of Immigration

Semester: Spring

Credit: 1.0

Faculty: Dara Lee Luca


Day Time Location
First Day 1/26
Meet Day M/W 10:10 AM - 11:30 AM L380


This course explores the impact of immigration on the U.S. economy.  The course will begin by reviewing the evolution of U.S. immigration policy over the 20th century.  It will engage microeconomic tools and theory to analyze the causes and consequences of immigration, focusing on four central questions: Why do people migrate?  What are the factors affecting the economic performance of immigrants and their families?  How do immigrants affect the economy and labor markets?  How does policy shape immigration patterns?  The overarching goal of the course is to develop analytical frameworks to evaluate the impact of immigration and design immigration policy.