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Barry R. Chiswick

Distinguished Professor
Director, UIC Center for Economic Education
Ph.D., Columbia University, 1967
Ph.D., (Honorary) Lund University, 2009
Phone: (312) 996-2683 Fax: (312) 996-3344

Fields of Interest:
Labor Economics and Human Resources, Immigrants and Ethnic Groups, Economics of Language, Economics of Religion, Statistics and Applied Econometrics, Public Policy Analysis

Selected Research:
High-Skilled Immigration in a Global Labor Market, (Editor). American Enterprise Institute, forthcoming, 2010

The Economics of Language (with Paul W. Miller), Routledge, 2007

The Economics of Immigration, Edward Elgar, 2005

“International Migration and the Integration of Labor Markets,” (with Timothy J. Hatton), in M. Bordo,  A. Taylor and J. Williamson, eds., Globalization in Historical Perspective, NBER, 2003

“Are Immigrants Favorably Self-Selected?” American Economic Review, May 1999, pp. 181-185

“Differences in Education and Earnings Across Racial and Ethnic Groups: Tastes, Discrimination and Investment in Child Quality,” Quarterly Journal of Economics, August 1988, pp. 591-97

“The Effect of Americanization on the Earnings of Foreign-Born Men,” Journal of Political Economy, October 1978, pp. 285-325

Current Research Interests:
Economics of Immigration (determinants, skill, adjustment, impact, policy)

Economics of Language, Economics of Religion

Human capital and labor market behavior of racial and ethnic groups

Other Significant Accomplishments:
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Visiting Professor, May 2010

Ph.D. (Honorary) Lund University, Lund Sweden, 2009.

Director, Migration Studies, IZA Institute for the Study of Labor, Bonn, Germany 2004 - present

European Society for Populations Economics, President, 2006-07

“Favorite MBA Teacher Award”, CBA, UIC, 2005 (first set of recipients)

University of Haifa, Visiting Professor, December 2004 – January 2005

Tel Aviv University, Visiting Professor and Gideon Fishelson Lecture, Dec. 2002 – Jan. 2003

Milken Institute Award for Outstanding Research, 2000

Fulbright (Research) Fellow, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 1992

Distinguished Alumnus Award, Brooklyn College, 1999

Midwest Economics Association, First Vice President, 1987-88, Pres-Elect, 1992-93, President 1993-94

Illinois Econ. Assoc., Board of Trustees, 1997-present, Pres. Elect 1999-2000, Pres. 200-01

CBA Alumni Award for Distinguished Service, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1999

CBA Alumni Award for Distinguished Research, University of Illinois at Chicago (first recipient) 1993


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