WIDER Seminar Series

Neil Ruiz on demographic trends and attitudes towards migration globally

Neil Ruiz will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 23 January 

Abstract - Demographic Trends and Attitudes towards Migration Globally 

After more than a decade of research on immigration in the United States, Pew Research Center has intensified its exploration of international opinion of migration, as well as global migration and demographic trends.

In this session, Dr. Neil Ruiz, the Center’s Associate Director for Global Migration and Demography, will present newly released findings on what the public in 27 nations thinks about immigration and offer new demographic analysis of migration patterns. In addition, he will examine trends in high-skilled migration in key labor markets as well as unauthorized immigration in Europe and the U.S.

About the speaker

Neil G. Ruiz is associate director of global migration and demography at Pew Research Center. He studies the international movement of people across borders, the impact of migration on sending and receiving countries, high-skilled immigration to the U.S., and comparative immigrant visa systems.

Prior to joining the Center, Ruiz was a migration expert at the Brookings Institution, the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank. Dr. Ruiz is a political economist with a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a master’s degree from Oxford University and Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

WIDER Seminar Series

The WIDER Seminar Series showcases recent and ongoing work on key topics in development economics. The weekly sessions held in Helsinki are open to local and visiting researchers, policy makers, and others interested in development topics. Click here to learn more.

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