Rachel M. Friedberg

Contact

Rachel_Friedberg@brown.edu
Phone 401-863-7578
Skype rachel.friedberg

Department of Economics, Brown University

64 Waterman St., Providence, RI 02912

 

Office

Robinson Hall 216
Hours: Wednesday 10:00-11:30

 

Research Interests

 

Labor Economics (Ph.D. MIT)

 

 

Courses, Fall 2014

Economics 110, Principles of  Economics

 

 

Selected Publications

"The Impact of Mass Migration on the Israeli Labor Market," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, CXVI(4), November 2001, pp.1373-1408.

"You Can't Take it With You? Immigrant Assimilation and the Portability of Human Capital," Journal of Labor Economics, 18(2), April 2000, pp.221-251.

"Immigration and the Receiving Economy," in The Handbook of International Migration: The American Experience, Charles Hirschman, Philip Kasinitz, and Josh DeWind, editors. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 1999, pp.343-359 (joint with Jennifer Hunt).

"The Impact of Immigrants on Host Country Wages, Employment, and Growth," Journal of Economic Perspectives, 9(2), Spring 1995, pp.23-44 (joint with Jennifer Hunt).

“The Economic Impact of Knowledge Workers from India and China,” in Movement of Global Talent: The Impact of High Skill Labor Flows from India and China, Udai Tambar, editor.  Princeton:  Princeton University , Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, 2007, p p .35-53.

 

Working Papers

"Recent Trends in the Earnings of New Immigrants to the United States," (joint with G. Borjas) National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper 15406, October 2009.

"The Economic Diversity of Immigration Across the United States," (joint with D. Jaeger) IZA Institute for the Study of Labor Discussion Paper 4555 and Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration Discussion Paper 31/09, 2009.

“The Labor Market Assimilation of Immigrants in the United States : The Role of Age at Arrival”, Brown University Working Paper.

 

Government and Media

Testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Immigration.  Hearing on the U.S. Economy, U.S. Workers, and Immigration Reform, May 3, 2007

Video of Congressional Testimony.  Click on the “video webcast” icon in the middle of the page.  Testimony begins at 1 hour 16 minutes into the video, with another clip at 2 hours 13 minutes.

Beachonomics: Calculating Paradise", The Washington Post, April 21, 2007.

“The Immigration Equation,"  The New York Times Magazine, July 9, 2007