INTERNATIONAL AND DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS
“Trade and the Globalization of International Labor Flows,” in Arvind Panagariya, Robert Stern and Gianni Zanini, eds., Handbook of Trade Policy for Development, Oxford University Press, New York, New York, forthcoming, 2010.
Education as an Engine of Economic Development: Global Experiences and Prospects for El Salvador, Fundación Salvadoreña para el Desarrollo Económico y Social (FUSADES), San Salvador, El Salvador, November 2008.
The Political Economy of the East Asian Crisis: Tigers in Distress, Edward Elgar Publishers, Cheltenham, U.K. (edited book volume, with Arvid Lukauskas), 2001.
International Financial Liberalization, Capital Flows and Exchange Rate Regimes, Special Issue of Review of International Economics, Volume 9, No. 4, November 2001 (guest editor, with Luis A. Rivera-Batiz).
Island Paradox: Puerto Rico in the 1990s, Russell Sage Foundation, New York, 1996 (book volume, with Carlos Santiago).
International Finance and Open Economy Macroeconomics, Second Edition, Prentice Hall Publishers, New Jersey (book volume, with Luis A. Rivera-Batiz), 1994.
"The Effects of Direct Foreign Investment in the Presence of Increasing Returns Due to Specialization," Journal of Development Economics, Vol. 34, No. 1, November 1990, 287-307 (with Luis A. Rivera-Batiz).
"Agglomeration and Heterogeneity in Space," Special Issue of Regional Science and Urban Economics, Vol. 18, No. 1 February 1988 (guest editor, with Masahisa Fujita).
"Foreign Capital and the Contractionary Impact of Currency Devaluation, with an Application to Jamaica," Journal of Development Economics, Vol. 26, No. 1, June 1987, 1-15 (with Luca Barbone).
"Foreign Ownership, Nontraded Goods and the Effects of Terms of Trade Changes on National Welfare," Economics Letters, Vol. 20, No. 4, July 1986, 367-371 (With Aquiles Almansi).
"International Migration, Nontraded Goods and Economic Welfare in the Source Country," Journal of Development Economics, Vol. 11, No. 1, August 1982, 81-90.
"The Capital Market and Income Distribution in Yugoslavia," Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1980, 179-184.
LATINO STUDIES AND URBAN EDUCATION ISSUES
"Latino and latina Poverty," in Deena Gonzalez and Suzanne Oboler, editors, The Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States, Oxford University Press, New York, 2005.
"Puerto Rican New Yorkers in the 1990s: A Demographic and Socioeconomic Profile," in Angelo Falcón, Gabriel Haslip-Viera and Felix Matos Rodríguez, eds., Puerto Ricans in Gotham: Past, Present and Future, Arte Publico Press, Houston, 2004.
"NewYorktitlán: The Socioeconomic Status of Mexican New Yorkers," Regional Labor Review, Winter/Spring 2004.
"The Impact of School-to-Work Programs on Minority Youth Employment and Student Outcomes," in William J. Stull and Nicholas M. Sanders, ed., The School to Work Movement: Origins and Destinations, Praeger Publishers, Westport, Connecticut, 2003, 169-188.
"The Dominican Population of the United States: A Socioeconomic Profile, 2000," Dominican Studies Institute, City College, City University of New York, New York, 2003 (with Ramona Hernandez, City College).
Reinventing Urban Education, IUME Press, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, New York, 1996 (edited book volume).
"Vocational Education, the General Equivalency Diploma and Urban and Minority Populations," Education and Urban Society, Vol. 27, No. 3, May 1995, 313-327.
Puerto Ricans in the United States: A Changing Reality, National Puerto Rican Coalition, Washington, D.C., 1994 (book volume, with Carlos Santiago, University of Wisconsin).
"Quantitative Literacy and the Likelihood of Employment Among Young Adults in the U.S.," Journal of Human Resources, Vol. 27, No. 2, Spring 1992, 313-328.
"The Effects of Literacy on the Earnings of Hispanics in the United States," in Emilio Melendez, Clara Rodríguez and Janis Barry-Figueroa, eds., Hispanics in the Labor Force, Plenum Publishers, New York, New York, 1991, 53-75.
"Literacy Skills and the Wages of Young Black and White Males in the U.S.," Economics Letters, Vol. 32, April 1990, 377-382.
How Do Migrants from Latin America and the Caribbean Fare in
"The International Migration Experience of Mexico: Socioeconomic Aspects," in Ralph Rotte and Peter Stein, eds., Migration Policy and the Economy, Hanns-Seidel Foundation, Muenchen, Germany, 2002, 205-218.
"Illegal Immigrants in the U.S. Economy: A Comparative Analysis of Mexican and Non-Mexican Undocumented Workers," in Slobodan Djajic, ed., International Migration: Trends, Policy and Economic Impact, Routledge Publishers, London, 2001, 180-203.
"Underground on American Soil: Undocumented Workers and U.S. Immigration Policy," Journal of International Affairs, Vol. 53, No. 2, Spring 2000, 485-501.
"Migration and the Labour Market: Regional and Sectoral Impacts in the U.S. and Latin America," in Jean-Pierre Garson, ed., Migration, Free Trade and Regional Integration in North America, OECD, Paris, 1998, 121-133.
"Immigrants and Schools: The Case of the Big Apple," Forum for Applied Research and Public Policy, Fall 1995, 84-89.
"English Language Proficiency and the Earnings of Young Immigrants in U.S. Labor Markets," Policy Studies Review, Vol. 11, No. 2, Summer 1992, 165-175.
U.S. Immigration Policy Reform in the 1980s: A Preliminary Assessment, Praeger Publishers, New York, 1991 (edited with Selig L. Sechzer and Ira N. Gang, Rutgers University).
"Can Border Industries Reduce Immigration to the U.S.?," American Economic Review, Vol. 76, No. 2, May 1986, 263-268.
"Trade Theory, Distribution of Income, and Immigration," American Economic Review, Vol. 73, No. 2, May 1983, 183-187.
"The Effects of Immigration in a Distorted Two‑Sector Economy," Economic Inquiry, Vol. 19, No. 4, October 1981, 626-639.
honors and awards
Professor of Economics and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY, September 2002 to present.
Professor of International and Public Affairs (affiliate), School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, New York, NY, January 2004 to present.
Director, Program in Economic Policy Management, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, New York, NY, January 1996 to December 2002.
Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Columbia University, New York, NY, January 1996 to December 2002.
Associate Professor of Economics and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY, September 1991 to August 2002.
Director, Latino Studies Program, Columbia University, New York, NY, September 1997-July 1999.
Director, Institute for Urban and Minority Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY, September 1991 to December 1995.
Associate Professor of Economics and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY, September 1991 to September 1995.
Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, September 1987 to August 1991.
Lecturer, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 1986 to August 1987.
Lecturer, Regional Science Department, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 1985 to August 1986.
Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, September 1984 to August 1985.
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, September 1983 to August 1984.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Economics, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, August 1982 to August 1983. .
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, September 1979 to June 1982.
Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Business, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, June 1982 to August 1982
Discussant, Session on Migration Issues in
“Labor Markets and Safety Nets,” presentation at the conference on “Best Practices in Public Administration,” sponsored by The People’s Government of Guangdong Province, China, and the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, New York, New York, August 15, 2009.
“Managing Globalization: Trade, Finance, Investment and Growth,” presentation at the National Management Institute,
“The Earnings of Undocumented Immigrants in the U.S. Border: A Comparative Analysis of the 1980s and the 2000s," paper presented at the American Economic Association Meetings, San Francisco, California, January 5,2009.
Salvador,” paper presented at the Conference on Five-Year Strategies for the Social Sector in El Salvador, Fundación Salvadoreña para el Desarrollo Económico y Social (FUSADES), San Salvador, El Salvador, November 13, 2008.
“International Trade and Economic Development,” Lecture series presented at the Universidad Externado,
“Economic and Financial Challenges Facing the European Economy,” presentation at the joint program of the Hochschule Neu-Ulm University, Germany and the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, New York, New York, June 18.
Conference Organizer: “A Rising Tide: Economic and Political Relations between China and Latin America, “ Institute for Latin American Studies, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, February 18, 2008.
Editorial Advisory Boards
Member, Editorial Board, International Trade Journal , University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, March 2005 to present.
Member, Editorial Board, Open Demography Journal, January 2008 to the present.
Associate Editor, Review of Development Economics, Blackwell Publishers, U.K., January 2000 to December 2007.
Member, Board of Editors, Lynn Rienner Publishers, Boulder, Colorado, August 2004 to present.
Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Latino Research Review, January 2000 to January 2004.
Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, September 1996 to September 2000.
Member, Editorial Advisory Board, The Latino Review of Books, January 1995 to December 1999.
Professional Reviewing and Refereeing
National Science Foundation, Johns Hopkins University Press, Richard D. Irwin, Kluwer‑Nijhoff Publishing Co., Lynne Rienner Publishing Company, NSF‑NATO Postdoctoral Fellowships in Science and Technology, National Research Council, Princeton University Press, Teachers College Press, American Educational Research Association.
Journal Refereeing for:
Contemporary Policy Issues, American Economic Review, American Educational Research Journal, Canadian Journal of Economics , Demography, Economic Inquiry, Economic Journal, Explorations in Economic History, European Economic Review, Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy, Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences;, International Economic Journal, International Economic Review, Journal of Economic Studies, Journal of International Economics, Journal of International Money and Finance, Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Population Economics, Journal of Regional Science, Open Economies Review, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Review of Development Economics, Review of International Economics, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Southern Economic Journal, Teachers College Record, World Development.
Francisco L. Rivera-Batiz was born in the city of Ponce, Puerto Rico on December 30, 1954. He is currently a Professor of Economics and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. He is also a Professor of International and Public Affairs (affiliate) at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia. He received his Bachelor's degree with Distinction in All Subjects from Cornell University in 1975 and a Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1979.
Dr. Rivera-Batiz has ample experience in academia and outside academia as well. At the university level, he has been a professor at Columbia University for almost 20 years, holding professorial appointments at Teachers College (Columbia's Graduate School of Education), the Department of Economics, and the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). At the same time, he has held administrative appointments as Director of the Institute for Urban and Minority Education (Teachers College), Director of the Program in Economic Policy Management (SIPA and Economics Department), and Director of the Latino Studies Program (Columbia College).
Before joining Columbia's faculty, Dr. Rivera-Batiz held teaching or research appointments at the University of Chicago, the University of Pennsylvania, Rutgers University in New Brunswick, the University of Puerto Rico, and the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
Dr. Rivera-Batiz has written seven books and over sixty articles on various topics related to economics, education, and international affairs.
In the area of education, his publications include research on the impact of schooling and literacy skills on labor market outcomes, the transition from school to work, and the determinants of educational outcomes among minority and immigrant children. His publications in this area include "Quantitative Literacy and the Likelihood of Employment Among Young Adults in the U.S.," Journal of Human Resources (1992), Reinventing Urban Education (IUME Press, Teachers College, Columbia Univ., 1994), "Vocational Education, the General Equivalency Diploma and Urban and Minority Populations," Education and Urban Society (1995), and "The Impact of School-to-Work Programs on Minority Youth Employment and Student Outcomes," (in W.J. Stull and N. Sanders, eds., What do we Know About School-to-Work: Research and Practice, Greenwood Press, 2003).
An expert on Latino populations in the United States, Dr. Rivera-Batiz has written on Dominican, Mexican, Puerto Rican and other Latino groups in New York City and in the U.S. His socioeconomic profiles of Dominican and Mexican New Yorkers have been widely disseminated in the press, including articles in the New York Times, Newsday, Daily News, The Los Angeles Times, El Diario La Prensa, and Hoy. His research in this area includes: Puerto Ricans in the United States: A Changing Reality (National Puerto Rican Coalition, 1994, with C. Santiago), "The Socioeconomic Status of Hispanic New Yorkers: Current Trends and Future Prospects," (Pew Foundation Hispanic Research Center, 2002), "The Dominican Population of the United States: A Socioeconomic Profile, 2000," (Dominican Studies Institute, City College, 2003, with R. Hernandez), and "NewYorktitlan: The Socioeconomic Status of Mexican New Yorkers," Regional Labor Review, Winter/Spring 2004.
He has also carried out research on the economy and society of Puerto Rico, including: Teacher Education Programs and Education Reform in Puerto Rico (General Council of Education, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, 1995, edited volume), Island Paradox: Puerto Rico in the 1990s (Russell Sage Foundation, New York, 1996, book volume with C. Santiago), "Color in the Tropics: Race and Economic Outcomes in the Island of Puerto Rico," (Russell Sage foundation, research report, 2004), and "Education and Economic Development in Puerto Rico," in Barry Bosworth and Susan Collins, editors, The Puerto Rican Economy: Prospects for Growth, (Brookings Institution, 2006, with H.F.Ladd),
Professor Rivera-Batiz has worked on research or technical advising projects to the World Bank, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the United Nations, and the Harvard Institute for International Development. He has also provided technical or educational services to a number of governmental and non-governmental institutions in the United States and abroad, including Argentina, China, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Egypt, Mongolia, Paraguay, Puerto Rico and Turkey. He was research co-director of the New York City Chancellor's Commission on Planning for Enrollment Growth, which submitted its findings to the New York City Board of Education in 1995.
Dr. Rivera-Batiz serves in the Editorial Boards of The Journal of Economic Policy Reform and the Open Demography Journal. He is also in the Board of Editors of Lynn Rienner Publishers, Boulder, Colorado.
ITSF 4060: Latinos in urban schools
Students will be introduced to theories and research explaining why Latinos in the United States are least likely of all major social groups to be enrolled in school and, as adults, are most likely to lack a high school diploma. The course will explore the racial/ethnic differences that exist between and within recent immigrant groups, drawing especially on research that shows the diversity of cultural backgrounds within Latino subgroups. Topics will include assimilation of new immigrants, educational achievement and persistence in school, language and schooling, the interplay of race and gender and class with educational attainment, and transitional communities.
ITSF 4902: Research Independent Study:International Transcultural
Research Independent Study:International Transcultural
ITSF 5430: Internship
Permission required. Supervised experiences in diverse settings designed to develop skills in research, development, planning, and evaluation.
ITSF 6902: Studies in international and transcultural studies
ITSF 8900: Dissertation advisement in international and transcultural studies
Individual advisement on doctoral dissertations. Fee to equal 3 points at current tuition rate for each term. For requirements, see section in catalog on Continuous Registration for Ed.D./Ph.D. degrees.
Documents & Papers
This research report, co-authored with Ramona Hernandez, was published by the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute in October 2003. It received broad coverage in the press, including a piece in the New York Times (October 9, 2003).
Download: Dominicans in the United States: A Socioeconomic Profile, 2000 [Word]
This research report was released on September, 2003 and received wide coverage in the New York City Press, including front-page articles in El Diario La Prensa and Hoy.
Download: NewYorktitlan: A Socioeconomic Profile of Mexican New Yorkers [Word]
This paper was published in the Journal of Population Economics (February 1999). It was recently cited by A. DePalma, "Mexican Immigrants and the Specter of an Enduring Underclass, The New York Times,May 26, 205.
Download: “International Migration, the Brain Drain and Economic Development,” in Amitava Krishna Dutt and Jaime Ros, editors, International Handbook of Development Economics, Edward Elgar Publishers, Cheltenham, U.K., 119-136. 2008. [PDF]
Download: Trade and the Globalization of International Labor Flows,” in Arvind Panagariya, Robert Stern and Gianni Zanini, eds., Handbook of Trade Policy for Development, Oxford University Press, New York, New York, forthcoming, 2010. [PDF]
Centers and Projects
The Center on Chinese Education, Teachers College Columbia University (CoCE) is aimed at contributing to a better understanding of education in China and to educational exchange between the United States and China. It seeks to achieve this mission through three categories of activities: research and development, education and training, as well as outreach and exchange. These activities will draw upon the historically special relationship between Chinese education and Teachers College, the interests and expertise of the faculty at Teachers College, as well as expertise and resources outside of Teachers College. Major funding for the Center's activities is provided by the Henry Luce Foundation and the Ford Foundation.