Ethan Gatewood Lewis

Academic Appointments

Professor of Economics

My research focuses on how U.S. labor markets adjust to immigration and technological change, including how firms adapt their production technology to employ less-skilled immigrants. 

304 Rockefeller
HB 6106
Ph.D. University of California at Berkeley, 2003
B.A. Williams College, 1995

Selected Publications

"People and Machines: A Look at The Evolving Relationship Between Capital and Skill In Manufacturing 1860-1930 Using Immigration Shocks."  (with Jeanne Lafortune and Jose Tessada).  Review of Economics and Statistics, 101(1): March 2019, pp. 30-43.

"Immigration Restrictions as Active Labor Market Policy: Evidence from the Mexican Bracero Exclusion" (with Michael A. Clemens and Hannah M. Postel).  American Economic Review 108(6): June 2018, pp. 1468-87.

"Distributing the Green (Cards): Permanent Residency and the Income Tax After the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986"  (with Elizabeth Cascio), Journal of Public Economics 172: April 2019 pp. 135-150.

"Immigrant-Native Substitutability and the Role of Language", in David Card and Stephen Raphael, eds., Immigration, Poverty, and Socioeconomic Inequality. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 2013.

Immigration and Production TechnologyAnnual Review of Economics (5), August 2013.

“Cracks in the Melting Pot: Immigration, School Choice, and Segregation” (with Elizabeth Cascio). American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 4(3): August 2012, pp. 91-117.

“Immigration, Skill Mix, and Capital-Skill Complementarity.” Quarterly Journal of Economics 126 (2): May 2011, pp. 1029-1069.

“Should the PC be Considered a Technological Revolution? Evidence from US Metropolitan Areas” (with Paul Beaudry and Mark Doms). Journal of Political Economy 118(5): October 2010, pp. 988-1036.

“Paying For Progress: Conditional Grants and the Desegregation of Southern Schools.” (with Elizabeth Cascio, Nora Gordon, and Sarah Reber). Quarterly Journal of Economics 125(1): February 2010, pp. 445-482.

Local Labor Force Education, New Business Characteristics, and Firm Performance. (with Mark Doms and Alicia Robb). Journal of Urban Economics 67(1): January 2010, pp. 61-67.

From Brown to Busing. (with Elizabeth Cascio, Nora Gordon, and Sarah Reber) Journal of Urban Economics 64(2): September 2008, p. 296-325.

The Impact of Immigration on American Workers and Businesses.Choices 22(1): 1st Quarter 2007, p. 1-7.

The Diffusion of Mexican Immigrants During the 1990s: Explanations and Impacts (with David Card) in George J. Borjas, Ed., Mexican Immigration to the United States. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007, p. 193-227.

Schooling and the AFQT: Evidence from School Entry Laws.(with Elizabeth Cascio). Journal of Human Resources 41(2): Spring 2006, p. 294-318.

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