ALEXANDRIA, VA (November 2022) – John Whitley, Ph.D., received the 2022 Larry D. Welch Award for Best External Publication for “Deterring Illegal Entry: Migrant Sanctions and Recidivism in Border Apprehensions.” The article was published in American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, Vol. 13, No. 3, August 2021. Whitley is an adjunct research staff member in the Cost Analysis and Research Division (CARD) at one of the three federally funded research and development centers operated by IDA.
IDA established the award in 2011 in honor of retired U.S. Air Force General Larry D. Welch, who was IDA’s president from 1990 to 2003 and again from 2006 to 2009.
Whitley’s fellow award recipient is co-author Sarah John, CARD assistant director. Other co-authors are Bryan Roberts, former CARD adjunct research staff member; Samuel Bazzi, University of California, San Diego; and Gordon Hanson, Harvard Kennedy School.