How Economists Are Fueling the Global Debate Over Refugees

2/17/2017 - Professor of Economics Giovanni Peri in Bloomberg.

As nations the world over struggle to accommodate, or stem, the flow of a record number of migrants, economists are trying to make sense of the surge in data on how both refugees and the communities they land in are impacted.

Foged, of the University of Copenhagen, and Peri, of the University of California at Davis, tracked data on the influx of low-skilled immigrants into Denmark from 1991 to 2008. While the study is isolated to a single country, the authors undertook a rigorous methodology, incorporating individuals from eight "refugee countries" into a range of locales and tracking the entire workforce of the country over time to allow for robust conclusions. 

Read the full story in Bloomberg.

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