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

  • “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).