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Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes

Professor of Economics

Dr. Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes is professor of economics at University of California, Merced, a Research Fellow at CReAM, FEDEA, GLO and IZA, an advisory committee member of the Americas Center Advisory Council at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, an executive committee member of the UC Merced Community and Labor Center, a policy expert in the UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Institute, member of the board of advisors of the Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Institute, and center faculty at the Berkeley Population Center.  She was the 2013-2014 Border Fulbright García-Robles Scholar, Department Chair at San Diego State University between 2015 and 2018, President of the American Society of Hispanic Economists (ASHE) in 2014, Western Representative in the Committee for the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP) between 2015 and 2021, and has held visiting positions at the Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, the Center for Human Resource at Ohio State University, the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, the Public Policy Institute of California, and the University of Sevilla.  Her expertise is on applied labor economics and public policy issues, with a special focus on international migration, immigration policy and remittances.   Her work has been funded by the Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA), the Hewlett Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, among other agencies.