Mark Regets

National Foundation for American Policy, USA, and IZA, Germany

Most academic papers appropriately focus on what their research adds to knowledge about a subject. IZA's World of Labor series provides an opportunity to put many pieces of knowledge together to tell coherent and science-based stories about specific labor-market policies

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Senior Fellow, National Foundation for American Policy, USA

Research interest

Immigration, high skill labor markets, minorities

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Senior Analyst, National Science Foundation, 1993–2017

Past positions

Adjunct Associate Professor, Georgetown University, 2006–2007


PhD Economics, State University of New York at Binghamton, 1989

Selected publications

  • Country of Origin and Immigrant Earnings, 1960–2000: A Human Capital Investment Perspective. IZA Discussion Paper No. 8628, 2014 (with H. Duleep, and X. Liu).

  • “US immigration policy at a crossroads: Should the US continue its family-friendly policy?” International Migration Review 48:3 (2014): 823–845 (with H. Duleep).

  • The Civil Rights Act and the Earnings of Lower Income Hispanic Men. Department of Economics, College of William and Mary Working Paper No. 136, 2013 (with H. Duleep).

  • How Immigration May Affect US Native Entrepreneurship: Theoretical Building Blocks and Preliminary Results. IZA Discussion Paper No. 6677, 2012 (with H. Duleep and D. A. Jaeger).

  • The Civil Rights Act and the Earnings of Lower Income Hispanic Men in the 1960s. IZA Discussion Paper No. 6638, 2012 (with H. Duleep).