James P. Smith holds the chair in labor markets and demographic studies at Rand Corp. He led panel for the National Academy of Sciences on the economic and tax effects of immigration. Dr. Smith has served as principal investigator on a number of projects, including an analysis of the effects of economic development on labor markets; a study of black-white wages and employment; trends in women's wages and labor force growth; migration in developing countries; and the economic impact of immigration. In addition, Dr. Smith has participated in projects studying the evaluation of economic loss in wrongful death cases.