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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.
The Economic Impact of Immigration
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Selected Publication Citations:
- Academic Journal/Scholarly Articles
Borjas, George. "Does Welfare Reduce Poverty?" Research in
Economics 70.1 (March 2016): 143-157.
Borjas, George. "Immigration and Globalization: A Review Essay."
Journal of Economic Literature 53.4 (December 2015):
Borjas, George J., and Kirk B. Doran. "Which Peers Matter? The
Relative Impacts of Collaborators, Colleagues, and Competitors."
Review of Economics and Statistics 97.5 (December 2015):
Borjas, George J. "The Slowdown in the Economic Assimilation of
Immigrants: Aging and Cohort Effects Revisited Again." Journal
of Human Capital 9.4 (Winter 2015): 483-517.
Borjas, George J., and Kirk B. Doran. "Cognitive Mobility: Labor
Market Responses to Supply Shocks in the Space of Ideas."
Journal of Labor Economics 33.S1 (July 2015): S109-S145.
Borjas, George J., and Kirk B. Doran. "Prizes and Productivity: How
Winning the Fields Medal Affects Scientific Output." Journal of
Human Resources 50.3 (July 1, 2015): 728-758.
- Book Chapters
Borjas, George. "Low-Skill Immigration." The US Labor Market:
Questions and Challenges for Public Policy. Ed. Strain, Michael
R. AEI Press, 2016.
Borjas, George. We Wanted Workers: Unraveling the Immigration
Narrative. W.W. Norton & Company, 2016.
- HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series
Borjas, George. "The Labor Supply of Undocumented Immigrants." HKS
Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-012, March 2016.