Seminar Series: Are Immigrants Returning to Their Country of Origin Because They’re Earning Less? (Invitation only)

When: November 28, 2018 12:15PM - 1:30PM

Where: Suite 850, 1500 K Street Northwest, Washington, DC, USA

The Washington Center for Equitable Growth hosted a seminar on Wednesday, November 28 lead by Randall Akee, Associate Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles and a Rubenstein Fellow in Economic Studies at The Brookings Institution. Akee presented new research suggesting that immigrants’ decisions to return to their countries of origin may be related to downward earnings mobility. Using novel panel data of recent immigrants to the United States in 2005-2007—data drawn from U.S. Census data linked at the individual level to IRS administrative records—Akee identifies the determinants of return migration and earnings growth for this immigrant arrival cohort.

This event was the latest installment of our monthly academic seminar series, which aims to elevate important new research on issues related to whether and how economic inequality impacts economic growth. It was hosted at our offices in Washington, DC.

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Randall Akee, University of California, Los Angeles


1500 K Street Northwest, Washington, DC, USA

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