Online Webinars

REMI regularly holds one hour training sessions to better reach those unable to attend our in-person conferences, as well as to facilitate discussion and training to people from a wide area. These sessions are offered, at no charge, via the WebEx Internet conferencing system with live teleconferencing.

Upcoming Topic Area Webinars

New Look at Immigration Economics

The economic debate over immigration often focuses on the direct costs and benefits related to the immigrant labor force. Analysis of immigrant workers’ contributions often only accounts for what they produce after they have already arrived in the U.S.

But before any worker produces a good or service, nations first invest in “producing” that worker – largely through education spending. And since the cost of creating an immigrant labor force is borne by other countries, foreign-born workers represent a transfer of resources from their home countries to the host countries.

For this webinar, guest speaker Alvaro Lima, Director of Research of the Boston Redevelopment Authority, will present findings from a study that he conducted using the REMI PI+ economic model to estimate the impact of immigrant workers on the U.S. economy. He will explore the total effects, factoring in the cost of creating this workforce – specifically, the educational costs paid for by the countries of origin.

Finally, you will have a chance to engage in Q&A after the presentation.

This presentation will be approximately one hour in length, and we offer it at no charge via the Citrix GotoWebinar web conferencing platform. Advanced registration is required; please click here to register online