Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Public Affairs Forums

Raphael Bostic, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, invites you to join the Bank's board of directors and a select group of business, civic, and community leaders for an evening of dinner and conversation on

Immigration in American Economic History

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
6:00 p.m. Reception
7:00–8:30 p.m. Dinner and Speech

Featured speaker:
Ran Abramitzky
Associate Professor of Economics
Stanford University

The United States has long been viewed across the world as a land of opportunity for immigrants. Yet throughout our history and even today, some have expressed concern that immigrants fail to integrate into U.S. society and say they have lowered wages for those already working. How has immigration affected the country's economy? How have immigrants integrated into U.S. society in the past, and is their integration different today? To find out, join us as Professor Ran Abramitzky of Stanford University discusses his research on the economics of immigration and explains the evidence on immigration's impact on our society.