Chad Sparber

Research Fellow

Colgate University

Research Interests

Chad Sparber is W. Bradford Wiley Chair in International Economics at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York. He received his PhD in economics from the University of California – Davis in 2006 and his BA in economics from Western Washington University in 2000.

Chad’s research examines the economic causes and consequences of immigration with a focus on the connection between immigration and skills in the American economy. He received a National Science Foundation grant in 2015 to support his research on the H-1B program. His research has been published in The Review of Economics and Statistics, The American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, The Journal of Labor Economics, European Economic Review, The Journal of Urban Economics, and The Journal of Development Economics. His work has also been discussed in the Economic Report to the President and cited by the Council of Economic Advisors, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and NPR.

Chad joined Colgate in 2006, where he teaches courses on the Economics of Immigration, International Economics, The Economics of Race and Ethnicity, and Urban Economics. He served as the chair of the economics department at Colgate from 2014/15 – 2016/17, and he led Colgate’s London Economics Study Group in Spring 2009, Spring 2013, and Fall 2017.

Chad joined IZA as a Research Fellow in June 2017.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 13663
published in: ILR Review, 2022, 75, 1054-1081
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12480
published in: Eastern Economic Journal, 2020, 46 (1), 161-189
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12028
published in: Labour Economics, 2019, 61, 101756
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11345
published in: European Economic Review, Volume 108, September 2018, Pages 105-128
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6437
published in: Southern Economic Journal, 2013, 80(2), 414-438
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4951
published in: Review of Economics and Statistics, 2013, 95 (1), 109-126