Dr. Mark Rosenzweig Lecture

Dr. Mark Rosenzweig
Department of Economics
Yale University

will be addressing the Vancouver Institute on October 17, 2009 at 8:15 p.m., Lecture Hall No. 2 in the Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, University of British Columbia.


The International Flow of Migrants:
Causes and Consequences


Professor Rosenzweig is a development economist who pioneered the use of microeconometric methods for studying the causes and consequences of economic development. Among the topics he has studied are: the educational implications of the green revolution, the relationship between family size and human capital investments, the effects of agricultural technical change on forests and water resources, marriage and migration, the determinants of fertility decline, the consequences for health of burning biomass in the home, the role of traditional institutions in economic development, and risk-sharing and mobility. Dr. Rosenzweig is one of the principal investigators of the New Immigrant Survey, the first national longitudinal survey of immigrants in the United States, and was Director of research for the U.S. Select Commission on Refugee and Immigration Policy.