Colgate University, USA, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
W Bradford Wiley Professor of Economics and Department Chair, Colgate University, Hamilton NY, USA
Immigration, macroeconomics, education, economics pedagogy, growth
Professor of Economics and Associate Dean of the Faculty for International Initiatives, Colgate University (2015–2019); Associate Professor of Economics, Colgate University (2008–2015); Assistant Professor of Economics, Colgate University (2001–2008)
PhD Economics, University of Iowa, 2001
“Immigrants and their effects on labor market outcomes of natives.” In: Zimmermann, K. F. (ed.). Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics. London: Springer, Forthcoming (with C. Bansak and M. Zavodny).
The Economics of Immigration. Second Edition. Oxford: Routledge, 2020 (with C. Bansak and M. Zavodny).
“Estimating the determinants of remittances originating from U.S. households using CPS data.” Eastern Economic Journal 46 (2020): 244–272 (with C. Sparber).
“Migration, remittances, and human capital investment in Kenya.” Economic Notes (2019): 1–18, Special Issue on Migrant Remittances (with A. Hines).
“Default risk and private student loans: Implications for higher education policies.” Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control 64 (2016): 119–147 (with F. Ionescu and N. Simpson).
Push and pull factors drive the decision to stay or moveNicole B. Simpson, July 2022There are a myriad of economic and non-economic forces behind the decision to migrate. Migrants can be “pushed” out of their home countries due to deteriorating economic conditions or political unrest. Conversely, migrants are often “pulled” into destinations that offer high wages, good health care, strong educational systems, or linguistic proximity. In making their decision, individuals compare the net benefits of migration to the costs. By better understanding what forces affect specific migrant flows (e.g. demographic characteristics, migrant networks, and economic conditions), policymakers can set policy to target (or reduce) certain types of migrants.MoreLess