George J. Borjas

Robert W. Scrivner Professor of Economics and Social Policy
Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy
Office Address
Littauer-304
Mailing Address
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Mailbox 5
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Contact
Phone: 617-495-1393
Fax: 617-496-5960
Email: george_borjas@Harvard.Edu
Assistant
Sarah Meléndez (617-495-9455)
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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.

Courses

Fall

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Research

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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.
  • Books
    • Borjas, George. Immigration Economics. Harvard University Press, June 2014.

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