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“Cities of Gold?” Immigration, Prosperity, and Place in the American Economy

Leah Boustan, Economics; Andrew Sandoval-Strausz, Penn State

September 29, 2022 · 4:30 pm6:00 pm · A71 Louis A. Simpson Building

Princeton Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism & the Humanities

Immigration drives the growth of American cities and suburbs, while economic opportunities draw immigrants to metropolitan areas. Yet immigration remains a contentious political issue across the country, and world. In this talk, award-winning scholars Leah Boustan (Economics, Princeton) and Andrew Sandoval-Strausz (History/Latinx Studies, Penn State), will discuss the relationship between immigration, place, and the economy. The talk will address the ways that historical data, oral histories, and archival materials, can provide us with nuanced insights into the relationship between immigration and community in America.

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