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Project Title:

Economic and Fiscal Impact of Immigration
PIN: DBASSE-CNSTAT-13-03        

Major Unit:

Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

Sub Unit: Committee on National Statistics
DBASSE Committee on Population

RSO: Mackie, Chris

Subject/Focus Area: Behavioral and Social Sciences

Project Scope
An ad hoc committee consisting of the leading demographic, economic and fiscal experts in the United States will conduct a study and prepare a report on the economic and fiscal impact of immigration.  In its report, the committee will (1) summarize existing knowledge about the economic and fiscal impacts of immigration; (2) project immigration and related economic and fiscal trends to the year 2050, or present an analysis of projection scenarios representing best research on the topic; (3) discuss implications of the panel's findings for economic and fiscal policy, particularly with regard to expenditure and tax programs; and (4) identify gaps in our existing knowledge and in the data infrastructure.

The goal of the project is to lay the basis for a more informed and fact-based discussion of the issues surrounding current immigration into the United States among a wide range of audiences from policymakers to the general public.  In carrying out its charge, the committee will address a list of questions about the impacts of immigration that may include:

--overall living standards and the macro economy

--wages and income of U.S. natives and immigrants

--the labor market broadly (e.g., to what extent does immigrant labor complement, and substitute for native employment)

--budgets and fiscal health at the federal, state and local levels; and

--inter-governmental fiscal dynamics (e.g., the distribution of the budget impact across federal, state and local entities)

The project is sponsored by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
The approximate start date for the project is 12/6/2013.
A report will be issued at the end of the project in approximately 24 months.

Project Duration: 30 months    

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Committee Membership

 Meeting 1 - 01/09/2014
 Meeting 2 - 04/18/2014
 Meeting 3 - 07/29/2014
 Meeting 4 - 10/09/2014
 Meeting 5 - 01/08/2015
 Meeting 6 - 05/08/2015
 Meeting 7 - 09/11/2015


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The Economic and Fiscal Consequences of Immigration