Pia M. Orrenius

Research Fellow

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Pia Orrenius is a vice president and senior economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Dr. Orrenius’s research focuses on Mexico–U.S. migration, unauthorized immigration, and U.S. immigration policy. As a labor economist at the Dallas Fed, she analyzes the regional economy, with special focus on labor markets and demographic change. She is also adjunct professor at Baylor University and a Tower Center Fellow at The Tower Center for Political Studies at Southern Methodist University.

Dr. Orrenius spent the 2004–2005 academic year as senior economist on the Council of Economic Advisers in the Executive Office of the President, Washington D.C. She holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California at Los Angeles and B.A. degrees in economics and Spanish from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

She joined IZA as a Research Fellow in May 2007.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 13581
published in: Applied Economics Letters, 2021, 28, 954-957
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8744
published in: American Economic Review: Papers & Proceedings, 2015, 105, 576-580
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7992
published as 'The Impact of E-Verify Mandates on Labor Market Outcomes' in: Southern Economic Journal, 2015, 81, 947-959
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6693
published in: Amelie F. Constant and Klaus F. Zimmermann (eds.), The International Handbook on the Economics of Migration, Edward Elgar 2013, Cheltenham, UK, and Northampton, 214-226
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6287
published in: International Migration Review, 2012, 46 (2), 456-482
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5341
published in: David Leal and Stephen Trejo (eds)., Latinos and the Economy: Integration and Impact in Schools, Labor Markets, and Beyond, New York: Springer, 2011, 169-191
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3499
published in: Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2008, 61 (4), 544-563
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2481
published in: Labour Economics, 2007, 14 (5), 757-773