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Giovanni Peri


  • Ph.D., Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 1998
  • Doctoral Degree in Economics, Bocconi University, Milano, 1997
  • Laurea in Economics and Social Sciences (Discipline Economiche e Sociali), Bocconi University, Milano, 1992


Giovanni Peri has expertise in labor economics, urban economics and the economics of international migrations. In addition to his appointment in the Department of Economics, he is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and director of the UC Davis Temporary Migration Cluster.

    Research Focus

    Professor Peri studies labor economics, with emphasis on regional and urban economics and a specific focus on the economics of international migration.

    Selected Publications

    • Lewis, E., and G. Peri. "Immigration and the Economy of Cities and Regions." Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics, Volume 5. Eds. Gilles Duranton, Vernon Henderson, and William Strange. Amsterdam: North-Holland, 2015.
    • Ortega, F., and G. Peri. (2014). "Openness and income: The Roles of Trade and Migration." Journal of International Economics, Elsevier 922: 231­251.
    • D'Amuri, F., and G. Peri. "Immigration, Jobs, And Employment Protection: Evidence From Europe Before and During the Great Recession." Journal of the European Economic Association 12.2 (2014): 432–464.
    • Ottaviano, G. I. P., G. Peri, and G. C. Wright. "Immigration, Offshoring, and American Jobs." American Economic Review (American Economic Association) 103.5 (August 2013): 1925–59.
    • Ottaviano, G. I. P., and G. Peri. "Rethinking the Effect of Immigration on Wages." Journal of the European Economic Association (European Economic Association) 10.1 (2012): 152–197.


    Giovanni Peri teaches Intermediate Macroeconomics, Labor Economics, Advanced Growth Theory, Graduate Macroeconomics, Graduate Growth Theory and Graduate Labor Economics, and is an instructor in the Honors Thesis Program.


    • Steven M. Sheffrin Award for contributions to graduate education, UC Davis Economics Department, 2012
    • International Prize in Economic Journalism "Gozzo d'Agrento," Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy (with F. D'Amuri), 2011
    • Nominated IZA Research Fellow, 2011
    • Appointed Ifo Research Professor at the Ifo Institute, Munich Germany, 2011
    • Nominated International Fellow, Kiel Institute, Germany, 2011