*You are cordially invited by Senator Cedillo to attend the Senate Select Committee on Immigration and the Economy Hearing on August 5th. This bipartisan hearing, which is the second of an ongoing series on the topic, will provide insight into the impacts of immigrants on California’s economy as it relates to workforce participation. Stephen Levy, Director and Senior Economist for the Center for the Continuing Study of the California Economy and Magnus Lofstrom, Research Fellow from the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) will provide their insights on this very interesting topic. Those who attend the hearing will be encouraged to provide public comment upon the conclusion of the presentations to further enrich the discussion.
Senate Select Committee on Immigration and the Economy
Senator Gilbert Cedillo, Chair
“Workforce Participation and Economic Impacts of Immigrants in California”
State Capitol, Room 113
August 5, 2008
Stephen Levy, Director and Senior Economist of the Center for Continuing Study of the California Economy (CCSCE)
CCSCE works with public institutions and private companies to provide better insight on economic and demographic trends in California. Recently, Mr. Levy has been researching the impact of immigration on the California economy and the implications it has on workforce policy. Stephen Levy has degrees in Economics from MIT and Stanford.
Magnus Lofstrom is a Research Fellow for the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC).
The PPIC specializes in providing objective, nonpartisan research on the most urgent economic, demographic, and social issues facing the state. One of the most compelling issues in the current political context is immigration and immigrants, which Mr. Lofstrom has worked on extensively. He specializes in labor market integration of immigrants and has a Ph.D. and M.A. in Economics from the University of California, San Diego.