Epstein Lecture 2022
The Effects of Immigration Restrictions on the Economy
Professor Philipp Ager
Online Public Event
In the early 20th century, with few restrictions on entry for Europeans, close to one million immigrants arrived on the nation's shores each year. This ended in the 1920s with a series of increasingly restrictive immigration quotas, eventually limiting entry from affected countries to 150,000 a year. Professor Philipp Ager will discuss the socio-economic consequences this policy had for the US population at that time, and what lessons can be learned from it.
Philipp Ager is an economic historian and applied microeconomist, who focuses on the historical development of Europe and the United States, in particular the development of the American economy in the late 19th and early 20th centuries
The event will be chaired by Patrick Wallis, Professor of Economic History at LSE.
You can find more information about this event and how to pre-register here: The Effects of Immigration Restrictions on the Economy
Pre-registration is required for this event. Registration for this opens at 10am, Thursday 17 February.