Barry R. Chiswick (PhD Columbia University) is a Labor Economist. His early research pioneered in the fields of Human Capital, Income Distribution, and aspects of Health Economics (hospitals and nursing homes). His main body of research has focused on the skill formation and economic attainment of immigrants and racial, ethnic and religious minorities, as well as immigration impacts on the host-country economy and immigration policy. His recent path-breaking research has been on the Economics of Language, Economics of Religion, and Female Labor Supply.
Prof. Chiswick received an Honorary PhD from Lund University, Sweden, the IZA Prize in Labor Economics, and the Outstanding Alumni Award from Brooklyn College. He continues to receive numerous citations and awards in recognition of his path-breaking and innovative research. He serves on the editorial boards of various academic journals and holds appointments as an IZA Research Fellow, as Fellow of the Institute for International Economic Policy at ESIA. He is also among the Inaugural Fellows of the Global Labor Organization (GLO, established 2017) and a Founding Member of the Society for the Economics of the Household. Prior to coming to George Washington University he was Distinguished Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago.