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Francisco Rivera-Batiz

Professional Background

Educational Background

A.B., Cornell University; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Scholarly Interests

Education and economic development. International and public affairs. Race, ethnicity and gender in the labor market. Immigrants and education. The Latino population of the United States.

Selected Publications

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.

 “Trade, Poverty, Inequality and Gender,” in Arvind Panagariya, Robert Stern and Gianni Zanini, eds., Handbook of  Trade Policy for Development, Oxford University Press, New   York, New York, forthcoming, 2010.

“Development and the World Economy,” in Kenneth A. Reinert and Ramkishen S. Rajan, eds., The Princeton Encyclopedia of the World Economy, Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, 2009.

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.
 
"Education and Economic Development in Puerto Rico," in Barry Bosworth and Susan Collins, editors, The Puerto Rican Economy: Prospects for Growth, Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C., 2006 (book chapter, with Helen F. Ladd).
 
Democracy, Participation and Development, Special Issue of Review of Development Economics, Vol. 6, No. 2, June 2002 (guest editor, with Luis A. Rivera-Batiz).

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.

IMMIGRANTS AND INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION
 
 
"International Migration and the Brain Drain" in A.K. Krishna Dutt and J. Ros, editors, International Handbook of Development Economics (Edward Elgar Publishers, 2008).

How Do Migrants from Latin America and the Caribbean Fare in U.S. Labor Markets?,” The World
Economy
, 2007.
 
"Undocumented Workers in the Labor Market: An Analysis of the Earnings of Legal and Illegal Mexican Immigrants in the U.S.," in Klaus F. Zimmermann and A. Constant, eds., How Labor Migrants Fare?, Springer Verlag Publishers, Berlin, 2004, 307-332. Reprinted paper originally published in Journal of Population Economics.

 

"The Labor Market Effects of Immigration in the United States and Europe: Substitution vs. Complementarity," in: Klaus F. Zimmermann and Thomas K. Bauer, eds., The Economics of Migration: The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics, Edward Elgar Publishers, Cheltenham, U.K., 2002,  Reprinted paper originally published in Journal of Population Economics. (With Ira N. Gang, Rutgers University).

"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

POST-DOCTORAL AND VISITING SCHOLAR RESEARCH AWARDS

Visiting Scholar Award, Russell Sage Foundation, New York, September 2003-July 2004.

Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey, September 1988-August 1989.

Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C., August 1982 - August 1983.

Visiting Scholar, Institute for Research on Poverty, Madison, Wisconsin, Summer 1980.

 

 

professional experiences

Professor of Economics and Education, Teachers College, Columbia UniversityNew 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                     

                                                           

professional presentations

Recent Presentations

Discussant, Session on Migration Issues in Mexico and the U.S., American Economic Association Annual Meetings, Atlanta, January 4, 2010. 


“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, Cairo, Egypt., May 12-14, 2009.

“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.

 
“The Global Financial Crisis: Causes and Consequences for Developing Countries,” presentation at the Conference on The Global Financial Crisis and Implications for Turkey, Bahcesehir University, Istanbul, Turkey, November 29, 2008.
 
“Education as an Engine of Economic Development: World Experiences and Prospects for El
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, Bogotá, Colombia, October 24-25, 2008.

 

“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.

 
“The Value of the Dollar in Foreign Exchange Markets,” presentation at the Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales, Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain, May 2, 2008.
 
“Natural Resources, China and Latin America,” presentation at the conference: 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.

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.

professional organization membership

Editorial Advisory Boards

Member, Editorial Board, International Trade Journal , University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, March 2005 to present.

Member, Editorial Board, The Journal of Economic Policy Reform, Routledge Publishers, U.K., January 2002 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.

 

biographical information

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: Undocumented Workers in the Labor Market: An Analysis of the Earnings of Legal and Illegal Mexican Immigrants in the US Economy [PDF]

Centers and Projects

Center on Chinese Education
Website: http://www.tc.columbia.edu/centers/coce/

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.

Contact: Mun C. Tsang
E-mail: mct27@columbia.edu