Is America still the land of opportunity? Does immigrant success come at the expense of the native-born? To probe these important questions, the Adam Smith Society hosted a conversation on Wednesday, September 14, at 8:00 p.m. ET, for a virtual discussion with economists Ran Abramitzky and Leah Boustan on their new book, Streets of Gold: America’s Untold Story of Immigrant Success. An installment of our Readers’ Roundtable series, this was an off-the-record, closed Zoom call with the authors.
The Adam Smith Society Readers’ Roundtable is a virtual quarterly book club exclusively for Adam Smith Society members who want to dive deeper into some of today’s most insightful and influential books on free market ideas and public policy. Complimentary copies are guaranteed for supporting members of the Adam Smith Society. Find out about our support levels here.
Ran Abramitzky is professor of economics and the senior associate dean for the social sciences at Stanford University, a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.
Leah Boustan is professor of economics and director of the Industrial Relations Section at Princeton University, and codirector of the Development of the American Economy Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research.