Media Interest in My Research
I participated in a broadcast round table on Labor Regulations and
Enforcement in Developing Countries with my colleagues Harron Bhorat
(University of Cape Town, South Africa), Uma Rami (ILO, Geneva), Lucas
Ronconi (Centro de Investigación y Acción Social,
Lewandowski (Institute for Structural Research,Warsaw). Watch the round table
discussion at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAsHnCrv78Y
A short film on women, self-employment and success in Nicaragua (part
of a research project where I was co-leader) won an award at the Festival Internacional de Cine Invisible Bilbao,
the film here.
I was interviewed for the World Bank Development and Employment
along with my colleagues Gary Fields (Cornell University) and David
Margolis (University of Paris), on why self-employment is so prevalent
in developing economies, and what governments could do to improve the
standard of living of self-employed workers in those economies.
See the interviews at:
A story on our project on enforcement of minimum wages in Costa Rica,
Argentina and South Africa: http://www.idrc.ca/EN/Resources/Publications/Pages/ArticleDetails.aspx?PublicationID=1137
Marvin Mandell (Public Policy) and I wrote a cost-benefit analysis of
the Maryland Dream Act (in-state tuition at public colleges for
undocumented immigrants) that received a lot of media attention before
a referendum in November 2012:
praised the study, writing: "The emotional, philosophical and
moral debates stirred by the referendum on this issue are certainly
important. But on a practical level, there is no question: The
Dream Act is good for Maryland."
called it "a solid new study."
In an article with Dennis Coates, we showed that the influx of
Hispanics immigrant families into depressed rural counties in the U.S.
has led to a resumption of economic growth in those counties.
Blog posts: The
With colleagues in Costa Rica, El Salvador and Nicaragua I wrote a
series of papers on the impact of minimum wages in Central America.
This research was funded by the International Development
Research Center (IDRC) of Canada.. Below are some links to press
and other media interest in these studies:
Republic article on Nicaraguan immigrants in Costa Rica
WYPR Maryland Morning with Sheila Kast story and interview on my
research with Sara Poggio on Separation During Migration and
Listen to the full
story here and a Web Extra clip from
Guest Commentary in Inter-American
Latin American Advisor (see page 4)