Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes

University of California, Merced, USA, and IZA, Germany

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Professor, Department of Economics, University of California, Merced, USA

Research interest

International migration, remittances, labor economics

Past positions

Professor, Department of Economics, San Diego State University, USA (2006–2019)


PhD Applied Economics, Western Michigan University, 1998

Selected publications

  • “Can sanctuary policies reduce domestic violence?” American Law and Economics Review (2022) (with M. Deza).

  • “Immigration enforcement and children's living arrangements.” Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 38:1 (2019): 11–40 (with E. Arenas-Arroyo).

  • “Settling for academia? H-1B visas and the career choices of international students in the United States.” Journal of Human Resources 54:2 (2019): 401–429 (with D. Furtado).

  • “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).