Publications and Forthcoming Articles

[14] "Schooling and Labor Market Effects of Temporary Authorization: Evidence from DACA" (with Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes). Forthcoming, Journal of Population Economics.

[13] "Can Authorization Reduce Poverty among Undocumented Immigrants? Evidence from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program" (with Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes). Forthcoming, Economics Letters.

[12] "Ethnic Attrition and the Observed Health of Later Generation Mexican Americans" (with Brian Duncan and Stephen J. Trejo).  American Economic Review, 106(5): 467-71, May 2016. (Papers and proceedings issue.)  

[11] "Incentives to Identify:  Racial Identity in the Age of Affirmative Action" (with Brian Duncan).  Review of Economics and Statistics, 97(3): 710-13, July 2015.  Supplemental Appendix.  Extended Working Paper Version.

[10] "Gender Discrimination in the Allocation of Migrant Household Resources."  Journal of Population Economics, 28(3): 565-92, July 2015.

[9] "Spousal Employment and Intrahousehold Bargaining Power." Applied Economics Letters, 21(8): 560-63, February 2014.

[8] "The Impact of Migration on Family Left Behind."   In International Handbook on the Economics of Migration, A.F. Constant and K.F. Zimmermann eds., Edward Elgar: Northampton, MA, 2013.  NB: Includes simulation results from previous work entitled "Who Cares for the Elderly?  Intrafamily Resource Allocation and Migration in Mexico."

[7] "Gender, Educational Attainment, and the Impact of Parental Migration on Children Left Behind" Journal of Population Economics, 25(4): 1187-1214, October 2012.  (Lead article.) (Previous version entitled "Parental Migration and Child Education: Evidence from Variation in Child Age During Parental Absence.")

[6] "Elderly Care and Intrafamily Resource Allocation when Children Migrate."  Journal of Human Resources, 47(2): 331-63, March 2012.  (Portion of previous work entitled "Who Cares for the Elderly? Intrafamily Resource Allocation and Migration in Mexico." Extended Working Paper Version, August 2010.)

[5] "International Migration and Gender Discrimination among Children Left Behind." American Economic Review, 101(3): 645-49, May 2011. (Papers and proceedings issue.)

[4] "The Intergenerational Effects of Paternal Migration on Schooling and Work: What Can We Learn from Children's Time Allocations?"   Journal of Development Economics, 96(2): 200-208, November 2011.

[3] "Adult Child Migration and the Health of Elderly Parents Left Behind in Mexico." American Economic Review, 100(2): 205-208, May 2010. (Papers and proceedings issue.)

[2] "Earnings Mobility and Measurement Error: A Pseudo-Panel Approach" (with David McKenzie), Economic Development and Cultural Change, 56(1): 125-161, October 2007.

[1] "Poverty Traps and Nonlinear Income Dynamics with Measurement Error and Individual Heterogeneity" ( with David McKenzie), Journal of Development Studies, 43(6): 1057-1083, August 2007.

Working Papers

"Ethnic Attrition, Assimilation, and the Measured Health Outcomes of Mexican Americans" (with Brian Duncan and Stephen J. Trejo). August 2015. Revision Requested, Demography.

"For Want of a Cup: The Rise of Tea in England and the Impact of Water Quality on Economic Development."  February 2016.  Revision Requested, Review of Economics and Statistics

"How Does International Migration Affect the Health of Elderly Parents Left Behind? Evidence from Mexico." January 2016.

"American Indian Casinos and the Rise in Native American Self-Identification" (with Brian Duncan). Preliminary draft, September 2015.

Work in Progress

"The Long-Run Impacts of Mexican American School Desegregation in the United States" (with Kalena Cortes).  Preliminary analysis, Summer 2016.

"Does Diversity in Academia Generate Diversity in Research? Evidence from the Dissertation Projects of Underrepresented Groups" Grant Proposal most recently submitted Nov. 2011.