T. H. Gindling

University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA, and IZA, Germany

I am excited to be a part of this innovative project. It is a great opportunity to quickly and clearly communicate what academics have learned about important labour policy issues

IZA World of Labor role

Author, Subject Editor

Current position

Professor of Economics and Public Policy, UMBC, USA

Research interest

Labor markets in developing economies, Latin American immigrants in the United States

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Consultant for: World Bank, United Nations Development Program, United States Agency for International Development, Government of Honduras, Government of Costa Rica, Canadian International Development Research Center, UK Department for International Development

Past positions

Visiting Professor, University of Costa Rica; Visiting Professor, National Autonomous University of Costa Rica; Visiting Professor, Tulane University


PhD Economics, Cornell University, 1988

Selected publications

  • “The impact of minimum wages on wages, work and poverty in Nicaragua.” Labour Economics 18 (2011): S45–S59 (with E. Alaniz and K. Terrell).

  • “Self-employment in the developing world.” World Development (Forthcoming) (with D. Newhouse).

  • “Minimum wages, globalization, and poverty in Honduras.” World Development 38:6 (2010): 908–918 (with K. Terrell).

  • “The effects of multiple minimum wages throughout the labor market: The case of Costa Rica.” Labour Economics 14 (2007): 485–511 (with K. Terrell).