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ECONOMIC IMPACT OF IMMIGRATION IS FOCUS AT RUTGERS UNIVERSITY

ECONOMIC IMPACT OF IMMIGRATION IS FOCUS

OF FREE PUBLIC TALKS AT RUTGERSUNIVERSITY, NEWARK 

 

(Newark, N.J., March 16, 2009)  -- Scholars from Boston University and Princeton will address issues related to “The Economic Impact of The International Migration of Labor” as part of a colloquium series at Rutgers University, Newark, this spring. Prof. Mariana Spatareanu organizes the colloquium. All of the talks are free and open to the public, and will be held in the fourth-floor DanaRoom of the John Cotton Dana Library,

185 University Ave., Newark
.

 

The Division of Global Affairs sponsors the immigration colloquium.

Here is information on the talks:

 

March 30, 2009, “Migration and Development,” by Robert E. B. Lucas, professor of economics, BostonUniversity

Time: 4-5:30pm

 

LucasÂ’ research has included work on internal and international migration, employment and human resources, income distribution and inter-generational inequality, international trade and industry, the environment, and sharecropping. He has served as chief technical adviser to the Malaysia Human Resource Development Program, and director of undergraduate studies and the Master of Arts program in economics at BostonUniversity, as well as research affiliate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for International Studies.  Lucas also has served as a consultant to a number of international agencies.

 

April 6, 2009, “America's Immigration Crisis:  A Way Forward,” by Douglas S. Massey, Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

Time: 5-6:30pm

 

        MasseyÂ’s most recent book is New Faces in New Places: The Changing Geography of American Immigration (Russell Sage Foundation 2008). He also has published extensively on Mexican immigration, including the books Return to Aztlan (University of California Press, 1987) and Miracles on the Border (University of Arizona Press, 1995, co-authored with Jorge Durand, with whom he also wrote Crossing the Border (Russell Sage Press, 2004) and Beyond Smoke and Mirrors (Russell Sage Press 2002), which offers a critical analysis of U.S. immigration policy toward Mexico during a period of widespread economic integration under NAFTA.

 

        For more information, please contact Professor Mariana Spatareanu, economics and global affairs, 973/353 5249, or email:  marianas@andromeda.rutgers.edu



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