Giovanni Peri

Department of Economics
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
Tel: 530/752-3033

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NBER Program Affiliations: ITI
NBER Affiliation: Research Associate

NBER Working Papers and Publications

November 2016Immigrants and Firms' Outcomes: Evidence from France
with Cristina Mitaritonna, Gianluca Orefice: w22852

Published: Mitaritonna, Cristina & Orefice, Gianluca & Peri, Giovanni, 2017. "Immigrants and firms’ outcomes: Evidence from France," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 96(C), pages 62-82. citation courtesy of

July 2016Dynamic Effects of Co-Ethnic Networks on Immigrants' Economic Success
with Michele Battisti, Agnese Romiti: w22389
June 2016Does Emigration Delay Political Change? Evidence from Italy during the Great Recession
with Massimo Anelli: w22350
January 2016Immigration to the U.S.: A problem for the Republicans or the Democrats?
with Anna Maria Mayda, Walter Steingress: w21941
December 2015The Labor Market Effects of a Refugee Wave: Applying the Synthetic Control Method to the Mariel Boatlift
with Vasil Yasenov: w21801
October 2015The Migration Response to Increasing Temperatures
with Cristina Cattaneo: w21622

Published: Cattaneo, Cristina & Peri, Giovanni, 2016. "The migration response to increasing temperatures," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 122(C), pages 127-146. citation courtesy of

September 2015Country-Specific Preferences and Employment Rates in Europe
with Simone Moriconi: w21561
July 2015The Labor Market Effects of Opening the Border: New Evidence from Switzerland
with Andreas Beerli: w21319
May 2015Immigration, Trade and Productivity in Services: Evidence from U.K. Firms
with Gianmarco I.P. Ottaviano, Greg C. Wright: w21200
Foreign and Native Skilled Workers: What Can We Learn from H-1B Lotteries?
with Kevin Shih, Chad Sparber: w21175
August 2014Immigration and the Economy of Cities and Regions
with Ethan Lewis: w20428
May 2014Immigration, Search, and Redistribution: A Quantitative Assessment of Native Welfare
with Michele Battisti, Gabriel Felbermayr, Panu Poutvaara: w20131
Foreign STEM Workers and Native Wages and Employment in U.S. Cities
with Kevin Y. Shih, Chad Sparber: w20093
February 2014The Labor Market Effects of Reducing the Number of Illegal Immigrants
with Andri Chassamboulli: w19932

Published: Andri Chassambouli & Giovanni Peri, 2015. "The Labor Market Effects of Reducing the Number of Illegal Immigrants," Review of Economic Dynamics, Elsevier for the Society for Economic Dynamics, vol. 18(4), pages 792-821, October. citation courtesy of

August 2013Immigrants' and Native Workers: New Analysis on Longitudinal Data
with Mette Foged: w19315

Published: Mette Foged & Giovanni Peri, 2016. "Immigrants' Effect on Native Workers: New Analysis on Longitudinal Data," American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, vol 8(2), pages 1-34.

January 2013Peer Gender Composition and Choice of College Major
with Massimo Anelli: w18744
August 2012The Effect of Income and Immigration Policies on International Migration
with Francesc Ortega: w18322

Published: “The Effect of Income and Immigration Policies on International Migrations” (with Francesc Ortega) Migration Studies, Vol. 1 Issue 1, March 2013, Oxford University Press.

June 2012The Effect of Trade and Migration on Income
with Francesc Ortega: w18193

Published: Ortega, F., Peri, G., 2013. “The Effect of Income and Immigration Policies on International Migration.” Migration Studies, Volume 1, page 1-28; Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/migration/mns004.

December 2011Schooling Supply and the Structure of Production: Evidence from US States 1950-1990
with Antonio Ciccone: w17683
November 2011The Impact of Immigration on Native Poverty through Labor Market Competition

Published: Chapter 2 Immigration, Native Poverty, and the Labor Market Giovanni Peri Immigration, Poverty, and Socioeconomic Inequality David Card Steven Raphael Editors

September 2011The Labor Market Effects of Immigrants
NBER Reporter 2011 number 3
June 2011Immigration, Jobs and Employment Protection: Evidence from Europe
with Francesco D'Amuri: w17139

Published: “Immigration, Jobs and Labor Market Institutions: Evidence from Europe” (with F. D’Amuri) Journal of European Economic Association, Volume 12, Issue 2, pages 432–464, April 2014

March 2011The Selection of Migrants and Returnees: Evidence from Romania and Implications
with J. William Ambrosini, Karin Mayr, Dragos Radu: w16912
December 2010The Wage Effects of Immigration and Emigration
with Frédéric Docquier, Çaǧlar Özden: w16646
October 2010Immigration, Offshoring and American Jobs
with Gianmarco I.P. Ottaviano, Greg C. Wright: w16439

Published: Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano & Giovanni Peri & Greg C. Wright, 2013. "Immigration, Offshoring, and American Jobs," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 103(5), pages 1925-59, August. citation courtesy of

September 2010Assessing Inherent Model Bias: An Application to Native Displacement in Response to Immigration
with Chad Sparber: w16332

Published: Peri, Giovanni & Sparber, Chad, 2011. "Assessing inherent model bias: An application to native displacement in response to immigration," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 69(1), pages 82-91, January. citation courtesy of

July 2010Rethinking the Area Approach: Immigrants and the Labor Market in California, 1960-2005.

Published: Rethinking the Area Approach: Immigrants and the Labor Market in California, 1960-2005” Journal of International Economics, Vol. 84 (1) pp. 1-14.

December 2009The Trade Creation Effect of Immigrants: Evidence from the Remarkable Case of Spain
with Francisco Requena: w15625

Published: Giovanni Peri & Francisco Requena-Silvente, 2010. "The trade creation effect of immigrants: evidence from the remarkable case of Spain," Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 43(4), pages 1433-1459, November. citation courtesy of

November 2009The Effect of Immigration on Productivity: Evidence from US States

Published: Giovanni Peri, 2012. "The Effect Of Immigration On Productivity: Evidence From U.S. States," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 94(1), pages 348-358, 07. citation courtesy of

April 2009The Causes and Effects of International Migrations: Evidence from OECD Countries 1980-2005
with Francesc Ortega: w14833
July 2008Immigration and National Wages: Clarifying the Theory and the Empirics
with Gianmarco I.P. Ottaviano: w14188
May 2008Return Migration as a Channel of Brain Gain
with Karin Mayr: w14039
March 2008The Labor Market Impact of Immigration in Western Germany in the 1990's
with Francesco D'Amuri, Gianmarco I.P. Ottaviano: w13851

Published: D'Amuri, Francesco & Ottaviano, Gianmarco I.P. & Peri, Giovanni, 2010. "The labor market impact of immigration in Western Germany in the 1990s," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 54(4), pages 550-570, May. citation courtesy of

November 2007Migration and Trade in a World of Technological Differences: Theory with an Application to Eastern-Western European Integration
with Susana Iranzo: w13631
September 2007Task Specialization, Comparative Advantages, and the Effects of Immigration on Wages
with Chad Sparber: w13389

Published: Giovanni Peri & Chad Sparber, 2009. "Task Specialization, Immigration, and Wages," American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, American Economic Association, vol. 1(3), pages 135-69, July.

March 2007Immigrants' Complementarities and Native Wages: Evidence from California
August 2006Rethinking the Effects of Immigration on Wages
with Gianmarco I.P. Ottaviano: w12497


  • Ottaviano, Gianmarco and Giovanni Peri. “Rethinking the Effects of Immigration on Wages: New Data and Analysis from 1990- 2004” IPC IN FOCUS, the American Immigration Law Foundation's Immigration Policy Center 5, 8 (October 2006).
  • Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano & Giovanni Peri, 2012. "Rethinking The Effect Of Immigration On Wages," Journal of the European Economic Association, European Economic Association, vol. 10(1), pages 152-197, 02. citation courtesy of

Schooling Externalities, Technology and Productivity: Theory and Evidence from U.S. States
with Susana Iranzo: w12440

Published: Susana Iranzo & Giovanni Peri, 2009. "Schooling Externalities, Technology, and Productivity: Theory and Evidence from U.S. States," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 91(2), pages 420-431, November. citation courtesy of

October 2005Rethinking the Gains from Immigration: Theory and Evidence from the U.S.
with Gianmarco I.P. Ottaviano: w11672
August 2005The International Dynamics of R&D and Innovation in the Short and in the Long Run
with Laura Bottazzi: w11524

Published: Peri, Giovanni and Laura Bottazzi. “The Dynamics of R&D and Innovation in the Short Run and in the Long Run." Economic Journal (March 2007).

November 2004The Economic Value of Cultural Diversity: Evidence from US Cities
with Gianmarco I.P. Ottaviano: w10904

Published: Gianmarco I.P. Ottaviano & Giovanni Peri, 2006. "The economic value of cultural diversity: evidence from US cities," Journal of Economic Geography, Oxford University Press, vol. 6(1), pages 9-44, January. citation courtesy of

Catching-Up to Foreign Technology? Evidence on the "Veblen-Gerschenkron" Effect of Foreign Investments

Published: Peri, Giovanni and Dieter Urban. "Catching-Up To Foreign Technology? Evidence On The 'Veblen-Gerschenkron' Effect Of Foreign Investments," Regional Science and Urban Economics, 2006, v36(1,Jan), 72-98. citation courtesy of

June 1999Regional Nonadjustment and Fiscal Policy: Lessons for EMU
with Maurice Obstfeld: w6431

Published: Economic Policy, vol. 26, pp. 205-259, 1998.

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