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George Borjas

U.S.A
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Robert W. Scrivner Professor of Economics and Social Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University in 1975.

IZA Prize in Labor Economics in 2011.

George Borjas is an American economist and the Robert W. Scrivner Professor of Economics and Social Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Cuban-born, he migrated to the U.S.A in 1961 and went on to graduate with a BS in economics and mathematics from St Peter’s College in New Jersey in 1971. He later received his Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University in 1975.

Professor Borjas is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Research Fellow at IZA,  he was awarded the IZA Prize in Labor Economics in 2011.

George Borjas is the author of several books, including Immigration Economics(Harvard University Press, 2014), Heaven’s Door: Immigration Policy and the American Economy (Princeton University Press, 1999), and the widely used textbook Labor Economics(McGraw-Hill, 2016), now in its seventh edition. His latest book is We Wanted Workers: Unraveling the Immigration Narrative, published by W. W. Norton in Fall 2016. He has also published over 150 articles in books and scholarly journals.

His professional honors include citations in Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who in America. George Borjas was elected a fellow of the Econometric Society in 1998 and a fellow of the Society of Labor Economists in 2004. In 2016, Politico listed Professor Borjas #17 in the list of the 50 “thinkers, doers and visionaries transforming American politics…For telling it like it really is on immigration.”

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