Giovanni Peri


Department of Economics

University of California, Davis

1140 Social Science Building
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

(530) 554-2304

Website: UC Davis faculty profile

Issues: Innovation and Economic Growth

About Giovanni Peri

Giovanni Peri is Professor of Economics at the University of California, Davis and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is also a CESifo Research Fellow and a CReAM External Fellow. Additionally, Professor Peri is an editor of the journal Regional Science and Urban Economics and the Journal of Population Economics, and a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Urban Economics and Journal of the European Economic Association.

Professor Peri has done research on human capital, growth and technological innovation. More recently he has focused on the impact of international migrations on labor markets, housing markets, investments, and productivity of the receiving countries, and has researched the determinants of international migrations. In the summer of 2007 he received a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Grant for the Study of International Migration and its impact in the US; in 2009 he received a World Bank Grant for the study of return migration in Europe.

Prior to coming to UC Davis, he visited the European University Institute as Jean Monnet Fellow in the 2000/01 academic year; he taught at UCLA's Economics Department as Global Fellow in 2004/05. During 2010-2011 he was a visiting research professor at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy.


Professor Peri provided TAP with insights into his current work. Read the interview:
Human Capital, Innovation and High-Skilled Immigration – A Discussion with Economics Professor Giovanni Peri


B.S., Economics and Social Sciences, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy, 1992
Doctoral Degree, Economics, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy, 1997
Ph.D., Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 1998