Dr. Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes is a professor and chair of the Department of Economics at San Diego State University. She is also a Research Fellow at CReAM, FEDEA and IZA, an Advisory committee member of the Americas Center Advisory Council at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and the 2013-2014 recipient of the Garcia-Robles Border Fulbright. She is the past President-elect of the American Society of Hispanic Economists (ASHE). Her areas of interest include international migration, remittances and, more broadly, labor economics. She has published on contingent work contracts, the informal work sector, immigrant saving, international remittances, immigration policy and immigrant health care. Her work has been funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Hewlett Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, among other agencies.
She joined IZA as a Research Fellow in April 2005.