Economics of immigration on tap in Sichel Lecture Series

Contact: Mark Schwerin
Photo of Dr. David Card.


KALAMAZOO—An award-winning economics professor at the University of California at Berkeley will address economics and immigration when he visits Western Michigan University as part of the Werner Sichel Lecture Series' 50th anniversary year.

Dr. David Card, the Class of 1950 Professor of Economics, director of the Labor Studies Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research and recipient of the John Bates Clark Medal, will speak at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, in 2028 Brown Hall. His talk, "Economics of Immigration Reform," is free and open to the public.

David Card

Card is a labor economist with broad research interests, including immigration, minimum wages, and wage rigidity. Card was a co-winner of the Institute for the Study of Labor's Labor Economics Prize in 2006 and has been named Fellow of the Society of Labor Economics, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Econometric Society.

Card earned his doctoral degree in economics in 1983 from Princeton University. In 1995, he received the John Bates Clark Medal, which is awarded by the American Economic Association to the "American economist under the age of 40 judged to have made the most significant contribution to economic thought and knowledge."

About the series

The Sichel Series is organized by the WMU Department of Economics and named in honor of Werner Sichel, a longtime WMU economics professor and former department chair. The series is annually cosponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. The lectures are open to the public and formatted with the general public in mind.

This year's series is being organized by Dr. Jean Kimmel, a WMU professor of economics.