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Giovanni Peri's Research on H-1B Visas and Employment Rates featured in Forbes

October 02, 2019
Important new research concludes immigration restrictions that prevent companies from hiring high-skilled foreign nationals in the U.S. represent bad economic policy and are counterproductive. “When we aggregate at the national level, inflows of foreign STEM [science, technology, engineering and math] workers explain between 30% and 50% of the aggregate productivity growth that took place in the United States between 1990 and 2010,” according to economists Giovanni Peri (UC, Davis), Kevin Shih (RPI) and Chad Sparber (Colgate University).

PolitiFact Asks Dean Johnson Whether California is 'Winning' in Court

September 30, 2019
PolitiFact California consulted Dean Kevin R. Johnson for a report on whether California is “winning” in court against the Trump administration, as Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Gov. Gavin Newsom have asserted. Dean Johnson told PolitiFact that although California generally has been successful in these efforts so far, “Some of these cases are far from completion.”

Giovanni Peri's Research on Correlation between Deportation and Crime Featured in the New York Times, The Marshall Project, The Cato Institute, and The Crime Report

September 23, 2019
In one of Donald J. Trump’s earliest moves as president, days after his inauguration, he revived the deportation program known as Secure Communities. A new study by Professor Giovanni Peri from the University of California, Davis, has cast doubt on the ability of Secure Communities to do either.

UC Davis IMPACT Program Invests in the Launch of the Global Migration Center

September 12, 2019
It is with much excitement that we announce the upcoming launch of the new Global Migration Center! Our proposal was selected to be one of four new IMPACT Centers on campus. The newly established IMPACT (Inter & Multidisciplinary Program to Accelerate Convergence & Translation) program was designed by the Office of Research to help support the “launch and operations of multidisciplinary centers with innovative research in topical areas expected to remain vibrant for 10 years or more.” We commend this initiative to bring to UC Davis visionary ideas to tackle important and pressing societal challenges.

Katherine Eriksson's Research on Wealth Shock Featured in CityLab Article

September 03, 2019
It will end up costing the U.S. economy as much as $1 trillion between now and 2028 for the nation to maintain its longstanding black-white racial wealth gap, according to a report released this month from the global consultancy firm McKinsey & Company.  Professor Katherine Eriksson's reasearch found that “The Intergenerational Effects of a Large Wealth Shock: White Southerners After the Civil War,” that white resilience to economic catastrophe has been almost impenetrable.