The Economics of Immigration course at Colgate University explores the economic causes and consequences of immigration using theoretical and empirical tools. We will study the migration experience from the perspective of immigrants, residents of origin countries, and people in the destination. In particular, we will examine: (1) Why people immigrate, where they choose to locate, how long they choose to stay, and how they adjust (assimilate) to their new countries. (2) How immigration affects native-born citizens in destination countries, including the effects on employment, wages, and fiscal outcomes.

Students are asked to find an interesting article from a credible media source, summarize the article and connect it to topics from class.

Our class is using the textbook:
Bansak, C., N. Simpson, and M. Zavodny, 2015. “The Economics of Immigration. Oxford, UK: Routledge.

The class will be traveling to the US-Canada border in September 2019 and the US-Mexico border in January 2020.