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Jack Strauss, Ph.D.

Professor Jack Strauss is the Simon Chair of Economics at Saint Louis University and Director of the Simon Center for Regional Forecasting. He is currently an adviser to the St. Louis Steering Committee on Immigration. The taskforce, backed by both Mayor Slay and County Executive Dooley, is exploring avenues to promote a more proactive and friendly immigration policy in the St. Louis region. Dr. Strauss was the keynote speaker at the conference that kick-started the immigration taskforce, and his paper has shown that immigration can produce significant positive economic effects to the St. Louis region. He is the author of more than three dozen refereed articles in economics in top journals.