IIR Colloquium Series: Michael Clemens

Policy of Crisis: A Survey of Economic Ideas for Better Policy at the US Southwest Border

Tuesday, April 9, 2024 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Commerce Building, #2006


Three months ago, the number of people crossing the US Southwest border without prior authorization rose to 10,000 per day, an all-time high. Four in five Americans are now dissatisfied with current US policy toward the border. How should the government respond to this policy crisis? Prof. Clemens will offer a broad and opinionated review of the economic research on which policy options show little promise, and which options offer a better path forward. In addition to his own academic research, he will discuss his experiences working with the US Administration and other governments to formulate and implement policy.

Author's Biography

Michael A. Clemens is a professor in the Department of Economics at George Mason University and a nonresident senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics since 2023.

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