REMI CEO and Chief Economist Fred Treyz, Ph.D., will moderate a panel discussion on the economic impact of immigration at the National Association of Business Economics’ 34th Annual Economic Policy Conference, which will be held at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C. on February 26-27.
Dr. Treyz will be joined by Jared Bernstein, Ph.D., Senior Fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and Robert Rector, Senior Research Fellow at The Heritage Foundation. They will be discussing this topic in a concurrent session on Tuesday, February 27 from 1:40 to 2:40 p.m. You can view the conference program here.
Dr. Bernstein, who was Chief Economist and Economic Adviser to Vice President Joe Biden, has studied federal and state economic and fiscal policies, income inequality, and trends in employment and earnings, among other topics. Mr. Rector has been an expert on poverty, welfare programs and immigration in America for more than 30 years, and played major roles in the 1996 welfare reform bill and critical analysis of legislation granting legal status to unauthorized immigrants.
The NABE Economic Policy Conference is considered the leading annual event exploring the relationship between economics, business, and policy. This year’s theme is “Promoting Sustained Growth: Policy Tensions and Risks”, focusing on challenges posed by globalization and trade, demographic and political shifts, and technological advances.