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Leah Platt Boustan

Professor of Economics, Princeton University

Leah Platt interests lie at the intersection between economic history, labor economics, and urban economics. Boustan's research focuses on the Great Black Migration from the rural south during and after World War II and the mass migration from Europe to the United States in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Her new book, Competition in the Promised Land, examines the long-lasting effects of the Great Black Migration on labor markets and urban space in receiving cities. Click here for more details or here to buy it.


  • –present
    Professor of Economics, University of California, Los Angeles