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).
The impact of legalizing unauthorized immigrants Updated
While legalization benefits most unauthorized immigrants, deciding how to regularize them is challengingCynthia BansakSarah Pearlman, May 2021Countries have adopted a variety of legalization programs to address unauthorized immigration. Research in the US finds improved labor market outcomes for newly authorized immigrants. Findings are more mixed for European and Latin American countries where informal labor markets play a large role and programs are often small scale. Despite unclear labor market outcomes and mixed public support, legalization will likely continue to be widely used. Comprehensive legislation can address the complex nature of legalization on immigrants and on native-born residents.MoreLess