Faculty: Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes

Office: NH-310
Phone: 619-594-1663
Email: camuedod@mail.sdsu.edu
View her CV (.pdf)

Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes is a professor and chair of the Department of Economics at San Diego State University. She is also a Research Fellow at CReAM, FEDEA and IZA, an Advisory committee member of the Americas Center Advisory Council at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and the 2013-2014 recipient of the Garcia-Robles Border Fulbright.  She is the past President-elect of the American Society of Hispanic Economists (ASHE).  Her areas of interest include international migration, remittances and, more broadly, labor economics.  She has published on contingent work contracts, the informal work sector, immigrant saving, international remittances, immigration policy and immigrant health care.  Her work has been funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Hewlett Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, among other agencies.

Research in the News

See my CSMGEP Profile: A Huge Asset: A Labor Economist on the Contributions of Immigrants (August 2017)

La marcia messicana verso il sogno americano, Senza Filtro, 12 luglio 2017

The good and the bad in remittance flows, IZA World of Labor 2014: 97.

DACA immigration policy curbs poverty by one-third, but lowers school attendance, says studies, December 12, 2016, Article featuring work on CU Boulder Today.

On the piecemeal approach to immigration enforcement: Evidence from the United States, in Refugees and Economic Migrants: Facts, policies and challenges, Centre for Economic Policy Research eBook, October 31, 2016.

The Supreme Court’s inability to rule on the United States vs. Texas sends us back to square one on immigration policy, June 27, 2016, Blog post on USAPP

Tougher immigration measures increase fears of deportation, but do not change future migration plans, November 20, 2013, Blog post on USAPP

Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP), Winter 2014, Newsletter

President Obama’s Executive Order granting temporary reprieve from deportation to millions of undocumented immigrants will reopen the immigration debate, Blog post on London School of Economics

Increased immigration enforcement has a detrimental effect on the school performance of the children of unauthorized immigrants, Blog post on The London School of Economics