During this half-day seminar, key stakeholders will discuss and present new research opportunities concerning the economic effects of immigration. Two panels and a keynote address will use empirical evidence to show how economics affects immigration. This event precedes the Southern Economic Association Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.


1:30 pm
Registration and Coffee
2:00 pm
Welcome and Seminar Introduction
Stewart Robertson, Alex Nowrasteh
2:15 pm
Panel 1: How Migration Affects Political and Economic Institutions
Michael Clemens, Benjamin Powell, Alexandre Padilla
3:30 pm
Coffee Break
3:45 pm
Panel 2: The State of Immigrant Assimilation and how Public Policy Helps or Hinders that Process
Stephen J. Trejo, Katherine Eriksson, Delia Furtado
5:00 pm
Afternoon Break
6:00 pm
Keynote Address
Mark Wright
6:45 pm
Opportunities at the Institute for Humane Studies
Stewart Robertson, Alex Nowrasteh
7:00 pm
8:00 pm


Cato Institute

Institute for Humane Studies

Center for Global Development

Free Market Institute

Metropolitan State University of Denver

University of Texas- Austin

University of California- Davis

University of Connecticut

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis


Please contact us at AcademicResearch@TheIHS.org for more information on future IHS Academic Research Seminars.