Giovanni Peri


Giovanni Peri is a professor of economics at the University of California-Davis, where he is also the director of the Temporary Migration Cluser. He studies labor economics, regional and urban economics, and immigration policy. He is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and a research fellow of the Institute for the Study of Labor. He received his PhD in economics from the University of California-Berkeley.

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Auctioning Temporary Visas

by Giovanni Peri via Peregrine
Monday, October 6, 2014

The US Immigration system is in deep need of change. In this article I propose an incremental reform that, as such, should be more easily passed and implemented than a comprehensive one. It also introduces an innovative mechanism to select immigrants that will reveal the economic incentives driving immigrants and hiring firms.