RAND Corporation, USA, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Chair, Labor Markets and Demographic Studies, RAND Corporation, USA
Immigration, global health, economics of aging
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Chair of Panel on Policy Research and Data Needs to Meet the Challenge of Aging in Asia, 2010-2012; National Academy of Science; Member, National Institute of Aging Council Advisory Committee (NACA) to the Director of the National Institute of Aging, 2009-2011; Chair, Panel on Demographic and Economic Impacts of Immigration, National Academy of Sciences, 1995-1997
PhD Economics, University of Chicago, USA, 1972
“Immigrants and the labor market.” Journal of Labor Economics 24 (2006): 203-233.
“Immigrants and their education.” In: Hanushek, E., and F. Welch (eds). Handbook of the Economics of Education, Volume 1. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2006; pp. 156-187.
“Immigration health: Selectivity and acculturation.” In: Anderson, N. B., R. A. Bulatao, and B. Cohen (eds). Critical Perspectives on Racial and Ethnic Differences in Health in Late Life. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 2004; pp. 227-266 (with G. Jasso, D. Massey, and M. Rosenzweig).
“The changing skill of new immigrants to the United States: Recent trends and their determinants.” In: Borjas, G. J. (ed.). Issues in the Economics of Immigration. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2000; pp. 185-225 (with G. Jasso and M. R. Rosenzweig).
The New Americans: The Economic, Demographic, and Fiscal Consequences of Immigration. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1997 (with B. Edmonson, eds).
Reliable estimates of taxpayer effects are essential for complete economic analyses of the costs and benefits of immigrationJames P. Smith, October 2018Taxpayer effects are a central part of the total economic costs and benefits of immigration, but they have not received much study. These effects are the additional or lower taxes paid by native-born households due to the difference between tax revenues paid and benefits received by immigrant households. The effects vary considerably by immigrant attributes and level of government involvement, with costs usually diminishing greatly over the long term as immigrants integrate fully into society.MoreLess