Yale SOM Faculty Join 1,500 Economists in Statement of the Economic Benefits of Immigration

Eleven Yale School of Management professors have signed an open letter stating the broad economic benefits of immigration.

The open letter, which was signed by 1,470 economists, opens:

The undersigned economists represent a broad swath of political and economic views. Among us are Republicans and Democrats alike. Some of us favor free markets while others have championed for a larger role for government in the economy. But on some issues there is near universal agreement. One such issue concerns the broad economic benefit that immigrants to this country bring.

The Yale SOM signatories were:

  • Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak
  • Barry Nalebuff
  • Ben Polak
  • Edward A. Snyder
  • Fiona M. Scott Morton
  • James Choi
  • James Levinsohn
  • Judith A. Chevalier
  • K. Sudhir
  • Peter K. Schott
  • Sharon Oster

The letter is addressed to the nation’s top political leaders and urges them to “modernize our immigration system in a way that maximizes the opportunity immigration can bring.”

Read the full letter on the New American Economy website.

Read an interview with Yale SOM Professor Mushfiq Mobarak about how immigration creates economic growth.