St Lawrence University, USA, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Professor of Economics, St Lawrence University
Labor economics, international immigration, remittances, educational attainment, and business cycles.
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Economist, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, 1999–2001
Professor, St Lawrence University, 2015–Present; Associate Professor, St Lawrence University, 2010–2015; Assistant Professor, San Diego State University, 2001–2007
PhD Economics, University of California, San Diego, 1999
The Economics of Immigration. Oxford: Routledge, 2015 (with N. B. Simpson and M. Zavodny).
“Remittances, school quality, and household education expenditures in Nepal.” IZA Journal of Migration 4:16 (2015) (with B. Chezum and A. Giri).
“Business cycles and gender diversification: An analysis of establishment-level gender dissimilarity.” American Economic Review 102:3 (2012): 561–565 (with M. Graham and A. Zebedee).
“Money transfers among banked and unbanked mexican immigrants.” Southern Economic Journal 73:2 (2006): 374–401 (with C. Amuedo-Dorantes).
“Immigration reform and the earnings of latino workers: Do employer sanctions cause discrimination?” Industrial and Labor Relations Review 54:2 (2001): 275–295 (with S. Raphael).
While legalization benefits most undocumented immigrants, deciding how to regularize them is challengingCynthia Bansak, March 2016Addressing unauthorized immigration is controversial. Countries have adopted a variety of legalization programs, ranging from temporary visa programs to naturalization. Research in the US focused on past amnesty programs finds improved labor market outcomes for newly legalized immigrants. Findings are more mixed for European countries. Studies suggest that regularization of undocumented immigrants can result in increased use of public benefits and reduced formal labor market participation. Despite widespread disagreement, legalization is widely used in practice.MoreLess