National Foundation for American Policy, USA, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Senior Fellow, National Foundation for American Policy, USA
Immigration, high skill labor markets, minorities
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Senior Analyst, National Science Foundation, 1993–2017
Adjunct Associate Professor, Georgetown University, 2006–2007
PhD Economics, State University of New York at Binghamton, 1989
Country of Origin and Immigrant Earnings, 1960–2000: A Human Capital Investment Perspective. IZA Discussion Paper No. 8628, 2014 (with H. Duleep, and X. Liu).
“US immigration policy at a crossroads: Should the US continue its family-friendly policy?” International Migration Review 48:3 (2014): 823–845 (with H. Duleep).
The Civil Rights Act and the Earnings of Lower Income Hispanic Men. Department of Economics, College of William and Mary Working Paper No. 136, 2013 (with H. Duleep).
How Immigration May Affect US Native Entrepreneurship: Theoretical Building Blocks and Preliminary Results. IZA Discussion Paper No. 6677, 2012 (with H. Duleep and D. A. Jaeger).
The Civil Rights Act and the Earnings of Lower Income Hispanic Men in the 1960s. IZA Discussion Paper No. 6638, 2012 (with H. Duleep).
Shifting the focus from immigrants’ initial earnings to their propensity to invest in human capitalImmigrants who start with low earnings, such as family-based immigrants, experience higher earnings growth than immigrants who are recruited for specific jobs (employment-based immigrants). This occurs because family-based immigrants with lower initial earnings invest in human capital at higher rates than natives or employment-based immigrants. Therefore, immigrants who start at low initial earnings invest in new human capital that allows them to respond to the ever-changing needs of the host country’s economy.MoreLess