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Giovanni Peri

Professor of Economics, University of California, Davis

A native of Italy, Giovanni Peri is Professor of Economics at the University of California, Davis, and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He also holds a position as Ifo Research Professor (Munich, Germany) and is an affiliate of IZA (Bonn, Germany) and CReAM (London UK). He is Editor of “Regional Science and Urban Economics” and is on the editorial board of five academic journals in economics. His research focuses on the determinants and the effects of international migrations, with a special focus on immigration to the US and to Europe. He has published in several academic journals including the Review of Economic Studies, the Review of Economics and Statistics, the European Economic Review and the Journal of the European Economic Association. He received several grants for the study of the impact of migrations from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, from the World Bank, from the Volkswagen Foundation and from the Microsoft Corporation. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from U.C. Berkeley and a Doctoral Degree in economics from Bocconi University, Milano, Italy.


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Overhauling the Temporary Work Visa System

Papers • February 2013 • Pia Orrenius, Giovanni Peri, Madeline Zavodny

In this paper the authors present a strategy to change the U.S. employment-based immigration system to make the system more efficient, increase the economic benefits of immigration and  raise revenues by using market-based auctions to allocate visas.

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The Economics of Immigration Reform

Papers • January 2013 • Pia Orrenius, Giovanni Peri, Madeline Zavodny

Immigration reform has taken center stage of the policy debate.  While most Americans agree that our immigration system is flawed, there remains a lack of understanding about immigration’s effects on wages, jobs, budgets, and the U.S. economy in general.  Two recent Hamilton Project papers provide important economic context for the issue and a potential path forward.

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U.S. Immigration Policy - Roundtable: A Market-Based Approach to Immigration Reform

May 15, 2012 • Video

UC Davis Economist Giovanni Peri presented a new proposal for a market-based approach to immigration reform, followed by a discussion of the proposal with National Public Radio Ombudsman Edward Schumacher-Matos, 3M Senior Vice President Legal Affairs and General Counsel Marschall Smith and Ocean Mist Farms Director of Human Resources Jorge Suarez, moderated by Hamilton Project Director Michael Greenstone.
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U.S. Immigration Policy - Roundtable: A Market-Based Approach to Immigration Reform

May 15, 2012 • Audio

UC Davis Economist Giovanni Peri presented a new proposal for a market-based approach to immigration reform, followed by a discussion of the proposal with National Public Radio Ombudsman Edward Schumacher-Matos, 3M Senior Vice President Legal Affairs and General Counsel Marschall Smith and Ocean Mist Farms Director of Human Resources Jorge Suarez, moderated by Hamilton Project Director Michael Greenstone.

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U.S. Immigration Policy: The Border Between Reform and the Economy Photos

May 15, 2012 • Photo Galleries

On May 15, The Hamilton Project at Brookings held a forum exploring the challenges and opportunities for immigration reform in today’s political and economic climate.  Cecilia Muñoz, Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, gave featured remarks on the Obama Administration’s efforts to reform America’s broken immigration system and why that is an economic imperative.

In the first panel, UC Davis Economist Giovanni Peri presented a new proposal for a market-based approach to immigration reform.  A panel of experts representing a range of perspectives discussed details of the proposal.  A second panel of thought leaders discussed many of the broader issues surrounding today’s immigration reform debate.  Participants included: former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE), Silver Lake Co-Founder Glenn Hutchins, National Council of La Raza President and CEO Janet Murguía, and UNITE HERE President John Wilhelm. 

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U.S. Immigration Policy:  The Border Between Reform and the Economy

Events • May 15, 2012 • Washington, DC 20045

America’s immigration policy no longer serves the needs of our fast-changing global economy.   Failure to address immigration reform at the national level has resulted in missed opportunities to spur America’s economic growth and productivity.  On May 15, The Hamilton Project held a forum exploring the challenges and opportunities for immigration reform in today’s political and economic climate. 

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Rationalizing U.S. Immigration Policy: Reforms for Simplicity, Fairness, and Economic Growth

Papers • May 2012 • Pia Orrenius, Giovanni Peri, Madeline Zavodny

Giovanni Peri of UC Davis proposes a practical set of immigration reforms, starting with market-based changes to employment-based visas to better link visas with the labor market and ending with broad simplification in many areas of policy. 

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