Hugh Cassidy

Kansas State University, USA

Covid-19 has, and continues to have, a substantial effect on labor markets across the world. Understanding how the pandemic and lockdowns have affected different groups, such as immigrant workers, is critical to implementing effective labor market policy. IZA World of Labor provides a valuable, concise resource that helps policymakers more thoroughly understand important issues related to the labor market, including Covid-19, and helps to facilitate better decision making

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Associate Professor of Economics, Kansas State University, USA

Research interest

Labor economics, immigration, occupational licensing, personnel economics

Positions/functions as a policy advisor


Past positions

Assistant Professor of Economics, Kansas State University, 2013–2020.


PhD Economics, University of Western Ontario, 2013

Selected publications

  • “The decline in earnings of childhood immigrants in the U.S.” International Migration Review 51 (2020): 58–82.

  • “Occupational attainment of natives and immigrants: A cross-cohort analysis.” Journal of Human Capital 13:3 (2019): 375–409.

  • “The wage penalty to undocumented immigration.” Labour Economics 61 (2019) (with G. Borjas).

  • "The effect of post-Baccalaureate certificates on job search: Results from a correspondence study.” Labour Economics 61 (2019) (with A. Gaulke and S. Namingit).

  • “Occupational licensing and immigrants.” Journal of Law and Economics (Forthcoming) (with T. Dacass).