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Perez appointed Research Fellow of National Bureau of Economic Research

The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) selected UCD Assistant Professor of Economics Santiago Pérez to be a Faculty Research Fellow in the Development of the American Economy group. The NBER is an academic research consortium founded in 1920 as "a private, non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to conducting economic research and to disseminating research findings among academics, public policy makers, and business professionals."

Pérez joined the Economics Department at UC Davis in 2017 after completing his PhD. in Economics at Stanford University. He is an economic historian whose research aims to bring evidence on two main themes: immigration and social mobility. His research uses tools from applied microeconomics and often adopts a comparative perspective.

His work on the economic assimilation of European immigrants in Argentina during the age of mass migration and other work on comparative social mobility in the late 19th century have been accepted by the Journal of Economic History. His current work in progress provides the first comparative analysis of the economic assimilation of Italian immigrants in Argentina and the US, the two largest destination countries during the age of mass migration.