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Briana Ballis Receives Russell Sage Foundation Grant

May 1, 2023

Join us in congratulating Professor Briana Ballis once again for recving a Russell Sage Foundation grant  (co-funded with the Carnegie Corporation) for her research project "Immigrant Peers and the Short-Run Academic and Long-Run Outcomes of US-Born Students"

Prior studies have investigated the short-run impacts of immigrant peer exposure, but little is known about their longer-run impacts on adult academic (e.g., major choice, college enrollment) and non-academic outcomes (e.g., labor market earnings and political party affiliation). Economists Briana Ballis and Derek Rury will examine the extent to which exposure to immigrant students affects short and long-run educational and labor market outcomes of Texas-born students. They will utilize data from the Texas Education Association, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, the Texas Workforce Commission, and the Texas voting records for their study.

Read more about the Russel Sage Foundation and this grant here.