Sarah Pearlman

Vassar College, USA

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Associate Professor and Chair of Economics, Vassar College, USA

Research interest

labor economics, development economics


PhD Economics, University of Maryland, USA, 2007

Selected publications

  • "Gender imbalances and labor market outcomes: Evidence from large-scale Mexican migration.” IZA Journal of Development and Migration 12:2 (2021) (with E. Conover and M. Khamis).

  • "Knowledge obsolescence, human capital depreciation and women’s occupational sorting." The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy 20:1 (2020) (with A. McFarland).

  • "The impact of education-occupation mismatches on wages in Mexico." Applied Economics Letters (2019) (with S. Rubb).

  • "Violence and migration: Evidence from Mexico's drug war." IZA Journal of Development and Migration 7:18 (2017) (with S. Basu).

  • "Officials versus thieves: Is public or private expropriation more harmful to small firms?" Journal of Development Studies 50:6 (2014): 773–788.