Ariel Burstein and Jonathan Vogel awarded Russell Sage Foundation grant

Ariel Burstein and Jonathan Vogel, together with Gordon Hanson of UCSD, received a two-year grant from “Russell Sage Foundation” (RSF) to support the project “Tradability and the Labor Market Impact of Immigration.” The total award is $127,000. They study how differences in the tradability of goods and services determine how U.S. local labor markets adjust to the inflow of foreign-born labor. By combining theoretical models from international trade with empirical approaches from labor economics, they provide new insights into which types of workers gain from immigration and which types lose.