Community Perspective | Immigrants are not Threats, They’re Potential Partners

Despite the recent political rhetoric and anti-immigrant sentiments, the economic benefits of immigration are well-established in the empirical literature. A 2011 meta-analysis by economist Michael Clemens found that dropping all current immigration restrictions would result in a doubling of world GDP.

Expert Interview | Exploring Income Inequality in the U.S. and Mexico

Pia Orrenius presents her research at the SMU Mission Foods Texas-Mexico Center’s Annual Symposium in 2017.

Texas-Mexico Center Research Fellow Pia Orrenius, vice president and senior economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, conducted a study looking at the relationship between migration and income inequality in the United States and Mexico. We asked her a few questions about her work.