Mexico-U.S. migration flow is the largest sustained movement of people between any two nations. Existing work focuses on income differentials between the two countries as the main reason underlying migration. Garip and Chau's work shows climate change, bilateral trade, and border enforcement policies to be critical – and underappreciated – factors in guiding people’s movements.
Filiz Garip, Professor of Sociology
Nancy Chau, Professor, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
This week’s lecture will include:
- “On the Triggers of Hazardous Border Crossings: Evidence from the US-Mexican Border,” presented by Nancy Chau (paper coauthored with Filiz Garip and Ariel Ortiz-Bobea
- “How combination and sequence of weather events shape Mexico-U.S. migration flows,” presented by Filiz Garip (paper coauthored with Mario Molina, Julia Zhu, Nancy Chau, and Amanda Rodewald)