Madeline Zavodny is a professor of economics at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia, and a research fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor in Bonn. She was formerly an associate professor of economics at Occidental College and a research economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Her research on the economics of immigration has been published in the Journal of Labor Economics, the Journal of Development Economics, Demography, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Research in Labor Economics, and the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management.
Ph.D. in Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1996 B.A. in Economics, summa cum laude, Claremont McKenna College, 1992
New estimates from the Pew Research Center suggest that the number of unauthorized immigrants is once again rising in the U.S. Although this turnaround from the sharp decline in the unauthorized population during the Great Recession is likely to be condemned by many, it’s actually good news.
Join the CEO of a national restaurant chain and a panel of immigration experts and advocates to discuss the latest research, the broader implications for the US economy, and what is at stake in the policy debate. This event is jointly sponsored by AEI and ImmigrationWorks USA.
President Obama said this morning that the time for Congress to fix the “byzantine” immigration system is now, saying that if “you’re serious about fixing the system, this bill is the vehicle to do it, and now is the time to get it done.” With the Senate set...
After months of leaks and posturing, the Gang of Eight has released its immigration reform bill. Critics will charge that the bill is amnesty for illegal immigrants, but this bill may be as good as immigration reform can get.