ATLANTA – The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies and the Department of Economics welcome Leah Platt Boustan, a Princeton University professor of economics, as the 2019 W.J. Usery, Jr. Distinguished Lecturer. Boustan will present, “Streets of Gold: Immigration and the American Dream over Two Centuries,” on October 28, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at 14 Marietta Street.
“The annual W.J. Usery, Jr. Distinguished Lecture, now in its 16th year, has brought to the Andrew Young School the leading labor economists in the U.S. to discuss various topics regarding wages, employment, inequality, technology, growth and public policy,” said economist Barry Hirsch, the W.J. Usery, Jr. Chair of the American Workplace.
Boustan, a leading expert in research related to the convergence of economic history and labor economics, also serves as co-editor of the Journal of Urban Economics and co-director of the Development of the American Economy Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research.
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