Media

Op-eds

The Culprits Behind White Flight, New York Times (May 15, 2017)

You Don't Need to Move to Scandinavia: American towns are also spending more on social programs as inequality rises, Slate (Jul 11, 2014)

 

On Immigration

Immigration Quotas of 1920s Failed to Aid U.S.-Born Workers’ Pay, Bloomberg (Dec 9, 2019)

US needs more skilled immigrants from two countries, Bloomberg (Nov 5, 2019)

Immigant kids more likely to attain American Dream than US-born peers, CBS News (Nov 4, 2019)

The American Dream and the children of immigrants, Planet Money (podcast) (Nov 4, 2019)

Even the poorest immigrants have high economic mobility, Vox (Nov 1, 2019)

Children of poor immigrants rise, regardless of where they come from, New York Times (Oct 28, 2019)

Immigrants still successfully pursue the American Dream, American Enterprise Institute AEIdeas (Oct 28, 2019)

Immigrants and assimilation, Neoliberal Podcast (podcast) (Oct 11, 2019)

Immigration: Comparing this wave to the last, Financial Times Alphachat (podcast) (March 22, 2019)

Using Immigration Data to Chart Policy, Dispel Myths, Princeton Alumni Weekly (March 6, 2019)

Fact-checking immigration: Boustan uses big data to explore myths about the past, Princeton Discovery magazine (Jan 7, 2019)

Central Americans migrate to the US today for similar reasons as Jews in the 19th century, Quartz (July 29, 2018)

Norway was once the kind of country Trump might’ve spit on. Now its people don’t even want to come here, Wash Post (Jan 12, 2018)

Trump Wishes We Had More Immigrants From Norway. Turns Out We Once Did, NPR (Jan 12, 2018)

How "regularising" undocumented immigrants brings benefits, The Economist (Oct 11, 2017)

Clinton's immigration plan could help economy more than Trump's, most economists say, Los Angeles Times (Oct 31, 2016)

How Immigrants Fit Into America's Economy, Now and 100 Years Ago, The Atlantic (Jan 24, 2016)

Past Immigrants Had It Easier Than Today’s Newcomers, Voice of America (Apr 27, 2015)

Americans think immigrants used to pull themselves up by their bootstraps. That’s wrong., Vox (Apr 20, 2015)

Short Memories: Jews and Immigration, HuffPost (April 27, 2010)

Productivity and migration: New insights from the 19th century, Vox (Feb 18, 2010)
 

On slaveholders

What Southern dynasties’ post-Civil War resurgence tell us about how wealth is really handed down, Washington Post (April 4, 2019)

The sons of slaveholders quickly recovered their fathers’ wealth, The Economist (April 4, 2019)

Redistribution won't end wealth inequality, Bloomberg Opinion (April 8, 2019)

‘Elite Resiliency’ Bolstered Southern Aristocracy After Civil War, Wall Street Journal (April 4, 2019)

White Americans’ Hold on Wealth Is Old, Deep, and Nearly Unshakeable, CityLab (Sept 3, 2019)

 

On Cities

Which comes first: The developers or the rich people...? The Philadelphia Inquirer (Sept 14, 2019)

Chicago's Awful Divide, The Atlantic (Mar 28, 2018)

The Barriers Stopping Poor People From Moving to Better Jobs, The Atlantic (Oct 12, 2017)

The Great Black Migration and Competition in Northern Labor Markets, Institute for Research on Poverty (Podcast, July 2015)

U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in Dallas housing discrimination case, Dallas News (January 25, 2015)

Why Are Liberal Cities Bad for Blacks?, Bloomberg View (April 9, 2014)

White Flight's Surprising 'Silver Lining', Citylab (Oct 15, 2013)

White suburbanisation facilitated black homeownership in the mid-20th century, Vox (Feb 12, 2011)

Why high-speed trains don't make sense, Newsweek (Oct 29, 2010)


On Natural disasters

What the Hurricane Maria migration will do to Puerto Rico - and the US, Vox (Oct 5, 2017)

Puerto Rico could feel the effects of Hurricane Maria for decades, The Economist (Sep 30, 2017)

Will People Return to Houston After Hurricane Harvey?, The Atlantic (Sep 3, 2017)

Natural Disasters by Location: Rich Leave and Poor Get Poorer, Scientific American (Jul 2, 2017)

New data set explores 90 years of natural disasters in the US, The Conversation (Jun 28, 2017)


Other topics

The racial gap in health has been shrinking for decades — but it still hasn’t closed, The Washington Post (Dec 29, 2014)


Coverage at NBER

Development of American Economy Program report (NBER Reporter, Summer 2017)

Immigrant Selection and Assimilation during the Age of Mass Migration, (NBER Reporter, Spring 2013)

School Desegregation and Urban Change, NBER Digest (March, 2011)