Nicole B. Simpson

Colgate University, USA, and IZA, Germany

It is extremely important for researchers and policymakers to engage with one another in timely and important issues to better understand the nuances in the global labor market. World of Labor provides a bridge for that communication to happen

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

W Bradford Wiley Professor of Economics and Department Chair, Colgate University, Hamilton NY, USA

Research interest

Immigration, macroeconomics, education, economics pedagogy, growth

Past positions

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

Selected publications

  • “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).