Giovanni Peri

University of California, Davis


Giovanni Peri is Professor of Economics at the University of California, Davis and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  He is Editor of the “Journal of the European Economic Association” and in the Editorial Board of several Academic Journals in Economics.  He is the Founder and Director of the UC Davis Global Migration Center an interdisciplinary  research group focusing  on international migrations.

His research focuses on the impact of international migrations on labor markets and productivity of the receiving countries and on the determinants of international migrations. He has published in several academic journals including, among many others,  the American Economic Review, the Review of Economic Studies, The Review of Economics and Statistics, the Economic Journal, the Journal of European Economic Association, the Journal of International Economics and the Journal of Labor Economics.

His research has been featured in popular Blogs and in media outlets including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, National Public Radio, the Economist Magazine. He has received several grants  for the study of international migrations from foundations and international organizations, including the National Science Foundation, the Russel Sage Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the World Bank, and the Volkswagen Foundation.

He earned his PhD from University of California, Berkeley in Economics.


Publications by Giovanni Peri