Don J. DeVoretz (decd)

Emeritus Research Fellow

Simon Fraser University

We are deeply sorry that Don J. DeVoretz passed away on March 14, 2020. Until his death he was professor emeritus at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver.
Don J. DeVoretz obtained his doctorate in Economics from the University of Wisconsin (Madison) in 1968. He was the co-director of the Centre of Excellence for the Study of Immigration (1996-2007) and Professor of Economics at Simon Fraser University (1968-2007). DeVoretz held visiting appointments at Duke University, University of Ibadan (Nigeria), University of the Philippines, University of Wisconsin, and the Norwegian School of Economics. He was named the Willi Brandt Professor in 2004 at IMER, Malmö University.

Don DeVoretz's main research interests included the economic impact of citizenship on immigrant labor market outcomes and the brain circulation. He published over 70 articles in various international publications.

In April 1998, Don DeVoretz joined IZA as a Research Fellow. He contributed extensively to the activities of our network program area on migration and labor mobility.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 1807
published in: International Migration, 2008, 46 (1), 3–17
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1463
published in: P. Bevelander and D. DeVoretz (eds.), The Economics of Citizenship, IMER Press, Malmo Sweden, 2008
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1395
published in: Journal of Immigration and Integration, 2006, 6 (3-4), 435-468
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1217
published in: International Migration Review, 2006, 40 (2), 390-418
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1088
published in: P. Waxman and V. Colic-Peisker (eds.), Homeland Wanted: Interdisciplinary Perspective on Refugee Settlement in the West, New York: Nova Science Publishers, 2004