FRANCINE D. BLAU (Chair), Department of Economics, Cornell University, is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a research fellow of the Institute for the Study of labor (IZA) and the Center for Economic Studies/Ifo Institute, and a research professor at the German Institute for Economic Research. She has written extensively on gender issues, immigration, wage inequality, and international comparisons of labor market outcomes. She was president of the Society of Labor Economists, the Midwest Economics Association, and the Labor and Employment Association; and vice president of the American Economic Association. She was editor of the Journal of Labor Economics and serves or has served on the editorial boards of the American Economic Review, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Journal of Labor Economics, Labour Economics, and Industrial and Labor Relations Review, among others. She is a fellow of the Society of Labor Economists, American Academy of Political and Social Science, and Labor and Employment Relations Association. She received the Carolyn Shaw Bell Award in 2001 from the American Economic Association and the IZA Prize in 2010 for outstanding achievement in labor economics. She has a B.S. in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University, and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University.
MICHAEL BEN-GAD is professor of economics at City, University of London, and has served as head of the Department of Economics. He has worked in the research department of the Bank of Israel and was a faculty
member of the University of Houston and the University of Haifa and a visiting professor at the Central European University and the International School of Economics at Tbilisi State University. He serves on the academic advisory group of the Tax Administration Research Centre (TARC), sponsored by the UK Economic and Social Research Council, HM Treasury, and HM Customs and previously served on the council of the Israel Economic Association. His research focuses on dynamic macroeconomics with applications to taxation, public debt, the economic effects of immigration, optimal fiscal policy, and the emergence of multiple equilibria in models of economic growth. He has written on immigration, fiscal policy, macroeconomic theory, and defense policy and has published in many peer-reviewed journals. He has a B.A. in economics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and an A.M. and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago.
GEORGE J. BORJAS is Robert W. Scrivner professor of economics and social policy in the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, research fellow at IZA, and an elected fellow of the Society of Labor Economists. His teaching and research interests focus on the impact of government regulations on labor markets, with an emphasis on the economic impact of immigration. His academic work provides a theoretical and empirical framework for analyzing the welfare effects and distributional consequences of immigration. He has authored numerous books as well as articles in peer-reviewed journals. He is an editor for the Journal on Human Capital and The International Migration Review. He has a B.S. in economics and mathematics from St. Peter’s College, and an M.A., an M.Phil., and a Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University.
CHRISTIAN DUSTMANN is professor of economics at University College London, director of the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration, and president of the European Association of Labour Economists. He has served as president of the European Society of Population Economics and scientific director of the Norface Programme on Migration. He is a research fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research and research associate of the Institute for Fiscal Studies. He is a labor economist whose research focus is migration, education, and wage structures, areas in which he has widely published. He has conducted research projects for national governments and international organizations and regularly advises government bodies, international organizations, and the media on migration issues. He has a B.A. in business economics from the University of Bielefeld, Germany, and a Ph.D. in economics from the European University Institute, Florence.
BARRY EDMONSTON is research professor in the Department of Soci-
ology at the University of Victoria. His areas of interest include internal and international migration, population distribution, human ecology, and demographic methods. Another interest is Canadian demographic issues; he served as vice-president and president of the Canadian Population Society from 2008 to 2012. He currently serves on the demographic technical advisory committee to Statistics Canada. He has frequently organized joint Canada-U.S. forums at meetings of professional population societies and coauthored a chapter on international migration for the second edition of Methods and Materials of Demography. His current research includes major studies with colleagues on the socioeconomic integration of Asian immigrants and their children in Canada and the United States and on interethnic, internativity, and interreligious marriages in Canada, as well as studies of internal migration of immigrants and the elderly and living arrangements of the elderly. He recently was guest editor for a special issue of Canadian Studies in Population dealing with life-course perspectives on immigration. He has a B.A. from the University of Oregon, and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.
ISAAC EHRLICH is State University of New York (SUNY) and University at Buffalo (UB) distinguished professor, chair of the Economics Department in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Melvin H. Baker professor of American enterprise in the School of Management at UB, SUNY. He is director of the UB Center of Excellence on Human Capital, Technology Transfer, and Economic Growth and Development; a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research; a research fellow at IZA; and editor in chief of the Journal of Human Capital. Previously he held appointments at Tel-Aviv University and the University of Chicago and was a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University, visiting professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and visiting fellow at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority. He is the author of numerous articles in major refereed journals on law and economics, crime and corruption, human capital and health economics, advertising and information, risk and insurance, asset management, Social Security, and economic growth and development. He has edited two books and a special issue of the Journal of Political Economy on the problem of development. He has a B.A. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a Ph.D. from Columbia University.
CHARLES HIRSCHMAN is Boeing international professor in the Department of Sociology and the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington-Seattle. He is a social demographer with interests in race and ethnicity, immigration to the United States, and social change in Southeast Asia. He recently completed a book manuscript
based on longitudinal survey data from the University of Washington’s Beyond High School project. Prior to 1987, he taught at Duke University and Cornell University. He teaches undergraduate classes on comparative and historical social change and on immigration and ethnicity and postgraduate courses on demography and on comparative race and ethnicity. He was president of the Population Association of America in 2005 and is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Hirschman received his B.A. from Miami University, Ohio, and his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin.
JENNIFER HUNT is James Cullen professor of economics in the Department of Economics at Rutgers University. During 2013-2015, she served as deputy assistant secretary for microeconomic analysis in the Office of Economic Policy, U.S. Department of the Treasury, and as chief economist at the U.S. Department of Labor. Before joining Rutgers in 2011, she held positions at McGill University, the University of Montreal, and Yale University. Dr. Hunt is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, research fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research, and research fellow at IZA. She is co-editor of the Journal of Human Resources and associate editor of the Journal of Labor Economics. She has conducted research in the areas of employment and unemployment policy, immigration, wage inequality, the transition from communism, crime, and corruption. Her current research focuses on immigration and innovation in the United States, the U.S. science and engineering workforce, and wage inequality. Dr. Hunt has an S.B. in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University.
DOWELL MYERS is professor of policy, planning, and demography in the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California, where he also directs the Population Dynamics Research Group. He is a member of the American Planning Association, American Sociological Association, Population Association of American, and the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association. His research approach of integrated demography treats demographic factors as interwoven with aggregate behaviors and impacts, including public perceptions and reactions to demographic change. Recent research has focused on public narratives about immigration, aging, and taxation; projections of generational change in the United States, California, and Los Angeles; and the upward mobility of immigrants with duration of U.S. residence. He was an advisor to the Census Bureau, an academic fellow of the Urban Land Institute, and a member of the Governing Board of the Association of Collegiate Schools
of Planning. He has received the Haynes Award for Research Impact. He has a B.A. in anthropology from Columbia University, an M.C.P. in city and regional planning from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in urban and regional planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
PIA ORRENIUS is vice president and senior economist in the research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, where she manages the regional economy group. She is executive editor of Southwest Economy and works primarily on regional economic growth and demographic change. She co-edited Ten Gallon Economy: Sizing up Texas’ Economic Growth (2015), co-wrote Beside the Golden Door: Immigration Reform in a New Era of Globalization (2010) and has published extensively on the labor market impacts of immigration, unauthorized immigration, and U.S. immigration policy. She is a research fellow at the Tower Center for Political Studies at Southern Methodist University and at IZA, an adjunct scholar at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., and adjunct professor at Baylor University (Dallas campus), where she teaches in the executive MBA program. She was senior economist on the Council of Economic Advisers in the Executive Office of the President, Washington, D.C., in 2004-2005, advising the Bush administration on labor, health, and immigration issues. She holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles, and bachelor’s degrees in economics and Spanish from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
JEFFREY S. PASSEL is a senior demographer at the Pew Research Center’s Hispanic Trends Project. Previously he served as principal research associate at the Urban Institute’s Labor, Human Services, and Population Center. His expertise focuses on immigration to the United States and the demography of racial and ethnic groups. Dr. Passel has authored numerous studies on immigrant populations in America, undocumented immigration, the economic and fiscal impact of the foreign-born, and the impact of welfare reform on immigrant populations. He regularly discusses Pew project findings in print and broadcast media. Dr. Passel has an M.A. in sociology from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Ph.D. in social relations from the Johns Hopkins University.
KIM RUEBEN is a senior fellow of the Urban Institute and director of the State and Local Finance Initiative of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center at the Urban Institute. She is also an adjunct fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) and is currently serving on the Council of Economic Advisors to California State Controller Betty Yee. Her expertise focuses on state and local public finance and the economics of education;
her research examines state and local tax policy, fiscal institutions, state and local budgets, issues of education finance, and teacher labor markets. Previously she was a member of the Washington DC Tax Revision Commission, was a research fellow at the PPIC; an adjunct professor at the Georgetown Public Policy Institute and at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley; a visiting scholar at the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank, and on the executive board of the American Education Finance Association. She has a B.S. in applied math-economics from Brown University, an M.S. in economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
MARTA TIENDA is Maurice P. During ’22 professor in demographic studies, professor of sociology and public affairs, and research associate in the Office of Population Research at Princeton University. Previously she held permanent positions at the universities of Chicago and Wisconsin–Madison and visiting appointments at New York University, Stanford, and Brown. Her research focuses on race and ethnic differences in various metrics of social inequality—ranging from poverty and welfare to education and employment—to address how ascribed attributes acquire social and economic significance. She is developing two research initiatives on age and immigration. She is an independent trustee of the Teachers Insurance Annuity Association, the Jacobs Foundation of Switzerland, and the Sloan Foundation and serves on the boards of the Population Reference Bureau and the President’s Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. She has served on the boards of Brown University, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the W.T. Grant Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Kaiser Family Foundation, and the Russell Sage Foundation and was president of the Population Association of America. She has a B.A. in Spanish (education) from Michigan State University, and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Texas at Austin.
YU XIE is Bert G. Kerstetter ’66 university professor of sociology at Princeton University and has a faculty appointment at the Princeton Institute of International and Regional Studies. Previously he was distinguished university professor of sociology, statistics, and public policy at the University of Michigan and visiting chair professor at the Center for Social Research, Peking University. His main areas of interest are social stratification, demography, statistical methods, Chinese studies, and sociology of science. His recently coauthored Marriage and Cohabitation, Statistical Methods for Categorical Data Analysis and Is American Science in Decline? Dr. Xie has a B.S. in metallurgical engineering from Shanghai University of
Technology, and, from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, an M.A. in the history of science, and an M.S. and a Ph.D. in sociology.
GRETCHEN STOCKMAYER DONEHOWER is a research specialist with the Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging at the University of California, Berkeley. Her work focuses on quantitative research methods and has contributed to research in population forecasting, the economics of population aging, primate ecology, residential segregation, and education. Her current research projects are on understanding the age dimension of economic activity and on adding a gender perspective to economic analysis by measuring the value of women’s unpaid care services and housework. Previously she worked in private industry as an investment analyst and as a statistician for a software company and was a mathematics teacher in the U.S. Peace Corps in Nepal. She has a B.A. in economics and mathematics from Yale University, and an M.A. in statistics and a Ph.D. in demography, both from the University of California, Berkeley.
RYAN D. EDWARDS is associate professor of economics at Queens College, a member of the doctoral faculty at the Graduate Center at the City University of New York (CUNY), a faculty associate at the CUNY Institute for Demographic Research, and research associate in health economics at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Previously he held postdoctoral positions at Stanford University and the RAND Corporation and was a visiting professor at the University of California, a visiting scientist at Harvard University, and a staff economist on the U.S. Council of Economic Advisers. His research interests focus on the economics of aging and health, macroeconomics, public finance, and economic demography. He is a member of the American Economic Association and the Population Association of America. He has presented at numerous workshops and seminars and has served as a referee for journals including American Economic Review, American Economic Journal, Applied Economics, Demographic Research, and Population Studies. He has a B.A. in public and international affairs from Princeton University and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley.
SARAH GAULT is a research assistant in the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center at the Urban Institute, contributing to the State and Local Finance Initiative. She works primarily on topics relating to state and local public finance and has also supported research on financial transaction taxes and the simplification of student financial aid. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the College of William and Mary, where she worked
as a research assistant estimating Hispanic-white wage gaps for men and women.
JULIA GELATT is a research associate in the Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population at the Urban Institute, where her mixed-methods research focuses on immigration, child well-being, and early education. Her work on immigration includes a compilation of state policies toward immigrants and analysis of their impact on immigrant families’ material well-being, a review of promising practices for connecting immigrant families to prekindergarten, a profile of the limited English proficient population in Washington, DC, and research on the implications of parents’ and children’s immigration status for children’s health and well-being. Dr. Gelatt’s work on child well-being includes a focus on instability in families’ access to child care subsidies, analysis of the child care settings used by parents working nonstandard schedules, an examination of the contexts that shape parenting practices, and a study of the factors influencing immigrant families’ child care choices. Previously she worked on topics related to U.S. immigration policy and immigrant integration at the Migration Policy Institute. She received her Ph.D. in sociology and social policy from Princeton University.
CHRISTOPHER MACKIE (Study Director) is a senior program officer with the Committee on National Statistics of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, where he specializes in economic measurement and statistics. He has directed projects on the measurement of self-reported well-being and on measuring civic engagement and social cohesion. He was study director for the expert committees that produced the reports At What Price? Conceptualizing and Measuring Cost-of-Living and Price Indexes; Beyond the Market: Designing Nonmarket Accounts for the United States; Understanding Business Dynamics: An Integrated Data System for America’s Future; Accounting for Health and Health Care: Approaches to Measuring the Sources and Costs of Their Improvement; Improving Measurement of Productivity in Higher Education; and Subjective Well-being: Measuring Happiness, Suffering, and Other Dimensions of Experience. He is author of Canonizing Economic Theory: How Theories and Ideas Are Selected in Economics. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of North Carolina and has held teaching positions at the University of North Carolina, North Carolina State University, and Tulane University.
ESHA SINHA joined the Committee on National Statistics as an associate program officer in July 2009. Previously she worked with SUNY Binghamton student records on such topics as whether advanced placement or SAT scores are better predictors of college success and performance of transfer students. She is currently supporting two expert panels and one workshop and has worked on a variety of panel studies, workshops, and planning meetings under the Committee on National Statistics. She co-edited Improving Measurement of Productivity in Higher Education and was co-rapporteur of National Patterns of R&D Resources: Future Directions for Contents and Methods: Summary of a Workshop. She has an M.A. in economics from GIPE, India, and worked as research assistant in the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, before attending SUNY Binghamton. She has a Ph.D. in economics from SUNY Binghamton.