Lab

Immigration Policy Lab

AI for Immigrant Integration

More than 270 million people have left their home countries for a better life abroad -- better jobs, higher wages, and economic security. Once in a new country, many immigrants struggle to find a job or end up in jobs that are a poor fit for their skills and experience. These economic hurdles make it difficult for immigrants to to learn the local language, develop social connections, feel a sense of belonging, and navigate processes like voting, banking, and the medical system. 

The Immigration Policy Lab works with government agencies to design immigration policies and programs that are innovative and grounded in evidence. With Stanford Impact Labs’ start-up funding the team is designing, testing, and scaling an algorithm-based tool for government partners to match new immigrants to locations where they are likely to be most successful. 

Our team:

Jens Hainmueller, Political Science; Principal Investigator, IPL faculty co-director

Nicholas Adams-Cohen, IPL Postdoctoral Fellow; 

Kirk Bansak, Assistant Professor at the University of California, San Diego; 

Dominik Hangartner, Professor at ETH Zurich; IPL faculty co-director

Jennifer Fei, Immigration Policy Lab Program Manager; 

Jeremy Ferwerda, Assistant Professor at Dartmouth College; 

Duncan Lawrence, IPL Executive Director; 

Jeremy Weinstein, Political Science, IPL faculty co-director

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)

Dutch Central Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers (COA)