Madeline Zavodny

Professor of Economics, Agnes Scott College

Madeline Zavodny is Professor of Economics at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia. She is also a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and a research fellow of the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn, Germany. She is a board member of the American Economic Association’s Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP). Her research areas are labor and health economics and economic demography. Much of her recent research has focused on economic issues related to immigration, including Beside the Golden Door: U.S. Immigration Reform in a New Era of Globalization (AEI Press, 2010), co-authored with Pia Orrenius. She received a B.A. in economics from Claremont McKenna College and a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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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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