Winter Institue attracts renowned immigration experts
Thursday, March 29, 2007
Immigration was the focus of the 45th annual St. Cloud State University Economic Education Winter Institute held in February.
Featured speakers were Richard Freeman, professor of economics at Harvard University and director of the Labor Studies Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and Barry R. Chiswick, University of Illinois-Chicago distinguished professor and head of the economics department.
Freeman authored “Immigration and the Work Force: Economic Consequences for the United States” and “Immigration, Trade and the Labor Market.” Chiswick is recognized as having done the seminal research on the economics of immigration and remains a leader in the field.
The SCSU Center for Economic Education sponsors the institute for the benefit of students, educators, business and community leaders and the general public. The event is known for the expertise of its speakers. One of several national officials who spoke at a recent institute, for example, was Dr. Ben S. Bernanke, now Federal Reserve chairman.