Immigration and Employment, MBA Admission

Ben Rissing, current ISS Faculty Fellow and assistant professor of organizational behavior, has been examining inequalities in the labor market, especially as it relates to immigrant workers. In one study, he observed that foreign nationals experienced differential U.S. work approval. Specifically, people from Latin American countries were much less likely to be approved, while people from Asian countries were more likely to be approved. While further examining foreign laborers, he discovered a trend that U.S. employers were more likely to attest for and hire foreign workers in industries where unemployment had increased, the opposite of what should be expected.