HKS Affiliated Authors

Robert W. Scrivner Research Professor of Economics and Social Policy


The Wage Impact of the Marielitos: Additional Results. George Borjas, December 2015, Paper. "Card’s (1990) study of the Mariel supply shock is an important contribution to the literature that measures the labor market impact of immigration. My recent reappraisal (Borjas, 2015) revealed that even the most cursory reexamination implied that the wage of low-skill workers in Miami declined substantially in the years after Mariel. In the three  months since the public release of my paper, there has already been one “re-reappraisal” of  the evidence."