• Professor Chad Sparber sits at a table while giving testimony to the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest
    Chad Sparber, associate professor of economics, testified before the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest on Thursday, February 25. During the hearing, Sparber discussed the significance of foreign-born STEM workers on native-born job opportunities and the role that the H-1B Visa program has had on technology development and job creation in the United […]
    March 8, 2016
  • Colgate University economics professor Chad Sparber
    The immigration debate has caused concern that foreign workers could out-compete U.S.-born applicants, reduce wages, and even discourage Americans from seeking science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers. Using a $128,640 grant from the National Science Foundation, Associate Professor of Economics Chad Sparber and faculty from four colleges will study the impact that foreign-born workers with […]
    August 28, 2015
  • Research chart by a team including Chad Sparber published in the Wall Street journal
    As debate over immigration policy continues in the nation’s capital and across the country, research by Colgate professor Chad Sparber and two colleagues continues to add to the dialogue. In 2013, Sparber began research showing that an increase in H-1B visas — a program for U.S. companies to bring in skilled immigrants — did not […]
    May 30, 2014
  • While leading Colgate’s London Economics Study Group for the semester, professor Chad Sparber worked with fellow economists Giovanni Peri (UC, Davis) and Kevin Shih (UC, Davis) to research H-1B visas and the impact on the US economy. “H-1B visas help to increase the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) labor force in the U.S., and […]
    May 15, 2013
  • As an economist, Takao Kato studies unintended consequences of public policy decisions. As a professor at Colgate with many international students in his classes, he considers their prospects for gainful employment in the United States. That connection inspired a research project he conducted with Chad Sparber, assistant professor of economics.
    October 4, 2011