Lyman Stone is an Adjunct Fellow at AEI, a Research Fellow at the Institute for Family Studies, and a former International Economist at the US Department of Agriculture, where he forecasts cotton market conditions. He blogs about migration, population dynamics, and regional economics at In a State of Migration. He also writes regularly for Vox’s Big Idea vertical, and for The Federalist. His work has been covered in the The New York TimesThe Washington PostThe Wall Street Journal, and numerous local outlets.