Giovanni Peri is Professor of Economics and Chair of the Economics Department at the University of California, Davis and Founder and Director of the Migration Research Cluster at UC Davis. He is also Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts and he is co-editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association. His research focuses on the economic determinants and consequences of international migrations. He holds a PhD in Economics from UC Berkeley and a Doctorate in Economics and Statistics from Bocconi University, Milano. He has published extensively in Academic Journals and books about the economic determinants and effects of human migrations He has received grants from the Mac Arthur Foundation, the Russel Sage Foundation, the World Bank, the National Science Foundation and several other foundations and institutions. His research on immigration has been featured in the Economist, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, NPR news and other popular newspapers, news programs and Blogs.