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November 1, 2007
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Immigration Policy, Economics to Be Discussed
at Johns Hopkins

George Borjas, a professor of economics and social policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, will discuss "Immigration Policy and the Economic Impact of Immigration," at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29, in the third event in this year's Social Policy Seminar Series, presented by The Johns Hopkins University Institute for Policy Studies, the Department of Economics, and the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

The event, free and open to the public, will take place in Room 526 of the Wyman Park Building on The Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles St. in Baltimore. Blank's presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer period. The event is expected to last until 5:30 p.m. For details, call 410-516-7174.

Borjas is the Robert W. Scrivner Professor of Economics and Social Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He is also a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He has written extensively on labor market issues and his research on the economic impact of immigration is widely perceived as playing a central role in the debate over immigration policy in the United States and abroad. He is the author of several books and has published more than 100 articles in books and scholarly journals. His work appears regularly in major magazines and newspapers, including articles in The Atlantic Monthly and National Review, as well as editorials in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Le Monde.

The Johns Hopkins Social Policy Seminar is a collaborative effort of IPS, the Department of Economics and the Bloomberg School of Public Health.