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The Economic Consequences of Immigration - Dr. David Card

Date & Time:
March 10, 2017 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
MacEwan Hall Ballroom
Dr. David Card -2017 Distinguished Lecturer

The Economic Consequences of Immigration

How do immigrants affect the labor market and the overall economy? In this lecture, Dr. Card will review what is known about the effects of immigration, building on the past thirty years of research in Canada, the U.S., and other immigrant receiving countries. He will also try to shed some light on the negative perceptions of immigration that have emerged in many countries over the past decade.

The Dr. Frank Anton Distinguished Lecture Series in Economics brings some of the world’s top economists to Calgary to lecture on an important public policy topic to a mixed audience of undergraduate and graduate students, university faculty, and alumni. Its purpose is to enrich the undergraduate and graduate experience at the University of Calgary, raise the department’s international profile, and share thought-provoking lectures with the university community.


The Dr. Frank Anton Distinguished Lecture Series in Economics was established to honour Dr. Frank Anton for his dedicated leadership and service as the first Department Head of Economics at the University of Calgary. Dr. Frank Anton was born on June 21, 1920 in Stradbally, Ireland. In 1940, he joined the Royal Air Force and trained as an observer/navigator. He was shot down in a Lancaster bomber over Nuremberg in February 1943 and was one of three of the seven crew to survive. He was imprisoned in Stalag 8B, in Lamsdorf, which is now in Poland. In the prison camp he advanced his education, learned languages and became intrigued by economics. Back in England he passed the entrance exams to the London School of Economics in 1946. Following graduation with a B.Sc. in 1950, he followed other relatives to Canada. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the London School of Economics in 1962 and was appointed University of Calgary Economics Department Head in 1967. He was instrumental in building the Economics Department and contributed his wisdom and integrity to the development of the university. He was highly regarded by all faculty and students. Everyone respected his knowledge and sought his guidance.
Dr. David CardDavid Card is the Class of 1950 Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley and Director of the Labor Studies Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research interests include immigration, wages, education, and health insurance. He has published over 90 journal articles and book chapters. In 1995 he received the American Economic Association's John Bates Clark Prize, which is awarded every other year to the economist under 40 whose work is judged to have made the most significant contribution to the field. He was a co-recipient of the IZA Labor Economics Award in 2006, and was awarded the Frisch Medal by the Econometric Society in 2007.

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