January 20, 2023
Economics professor featured among top labor economists in special journal issue
Hugh Cassidy, associate professor of economics, recently published an article on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the employment outcomes of immigrants in the 50th-anniversary issue of Research in Labor Economics.
The article, co-authored with George J. Borjas, Harvard Kennedy School professor, documents how immigrant workers in the United States experienced particularly large reductions in employment at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March-April 2020, relative to native-born workers. The article also found that the employment recovery of immigrants in fall 2020 and beyond was significantly faster for immigrants than for the native-born individuals.
The article was published in the 50th-anniversary celebratory issue of Research in Labor Economics. The special issue also featured articles from top labor economists around the world.