San Diego State University, USA, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Professor, Department of Economics, San Diego State University, USA
International migration, remittances, labor economics
PhD Applied Economics, Western Michigan University, 1998
“Remittances and immigration enforcement.” IZA Journal of Migration 3:6 (2014) (with T. Puttitanun).
“How do tougher immigration measures impact unauthorized immigrants?” Demography 50:3 (2013): 1067–1091 (with T. Puttitanun and A. Martinez-Donate).
“Remittances and portfolio values: An inquiry using immigrants from across the globe.” World Development 41 (2013): 83–95 (with S. Pozo).
“The importance of accounting for variability in remittance income.” In: Handbook of Research Methods in Migration. Cheltenham. UK: Edward Elgar, 2011 (with S. Pozo).
“The impact of legalization on remittances from Latino migrants.” In: Latinos and the Economy: Integration and Impact in Schools, Labor Markets, and Beyond. Berlin: Springer Science, 2010 (with F. Mazzolari).
Remittances have the potential to lift up developing economiesCatalina Amuedo-Dorantes, November 2014Remittances have risen spectacularly in recent decades, capturing the attention of researchers and policymakers and spurring debate on their pros and cons. Remittances can improve the well-being of family members left behind and boost the economies of receiving countries. They can also create a culture of dependency in the receiving country, lowering labor force participation, promoting conspicuous consumption, and slowing economic growth. A better understanding of their impacts is needed in order to formulate specific policy measures that will enable developing economies to get the greatest benefit from these monetary inflows.MoreLess