Adam Ozimek: Immigration Policy Is Innovation Policy

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The United States is built on all kinds of immigrants with all kinds of skills and experiences. While politicians might have us believe immigration is a divisive issue, the fact is Americans across the political spectrum agree at least on this: High-skilled immigrants are good for the country, and we need more of them. For Dr. Adam Ozimek, formerly of Moody’s Analytics and now Chief Economist at the Economic Innovation Group, a bipartisan public policy group in Washington D.C. working toward a more dynamic and inclusive economy, not only is immigration economic development itself, but immigration policy is also innovation policy.


Dr. Adam Ozimek is Chief Economist at EIG, where he serves on the executive team and spearheads a growing body of research initiatives for the organization. Previously, he was the Chief Economist at Upwork, the world’s largest online freelancing platform, and senior economist at Moody’s Analytics, where he managed U.S. demographics forecasts and research. Ozimek’s research includes a broad array of economics fields including labor markets, demographics, and remote work. His research has been cited in publications including the New York Times, Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal. Ozimek holds a PhD in economics from Temple University.