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.