Sherrie A. Kossoudji, who has been a member of the University of Michigan's faculty for fifteen years, is presently an associate professor in the School of Social Work, and an adjunct associate professor in the department of economics. Her principal research area is in the field of immigration. In particular, she has written numerous articles on the role of legal status for immigrant workers in the United States, and on the incentives to cross the border illegally. She has written numerous articles with Deborah Cobb-Clark on the legalized population - those who acquired legal residency under the amnesty provisions of the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA). She has also written on numerous labor issues concerning women, including the role of women who were working in the factories during World War II. Finally, she has conducted work on the welfare to work transition, and on sample biases associated with surveying the poverty population. Much of her work focuses on gendered differences in economic outcomes for workers at the margin of society.
Her newest work in development focuses on non-immigrant migration, the brain drain, and refugee resettlement.
Sherrie Kossoudji joined IZA as a Research Fellow in December 1999.