Francisco L. Rivera-Batiz

Professor of Economics and Education, Teachers College,

Professor of International and Public Affairs (Affiliate)

Program in Economics and Education, Macy Hall 350, Teachers College,

Columbia University, 525 West 120th Street, New York, NY 10027

Phone: (212) 678-3152 / Fax: (212) 678-8237 / E-mail: flr9@columbia.edu

 

BIOGRAPHY

Francisco L. Rivera-Batiz is a Professor of Economics and Education at Teachers College, and a Professor of International and Public Affairs (affiliate) at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia. He is the former Director of the Program in Economic Policy Management (SIPA, 1996-2002), Director of the Latino Studies Program (Columbia College, 1997-1999), and Director of the Institute for Urban and Minority Education (Teachers College, 1991-1995). He also held a joint faculty appointment at Columbia’s Economics Department between 1996 and 2002. He is currently affiliated with the Columbia Population Research Center, and the Institute of Latin American Studies. Before joining Columbia’s faculty, Dr. Rivera-Batiz held teaching or research appointments at the University of Chicago, the University of Pennsylvania, Rutgers University in New Brunswick, the University of Puerto Rico, and the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He received his Bachelor’s degree with Distinction in All Subjects from Cornell University in 1975 and a Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1979.

Research Interests: international and development economics, education and its impact on labor markets, international migration, and Latino and Latin American studies.

 

NEWS

The American Society of Hispanic Economists (http://www.asheweb.net/)  awarded Prof. Rivera-Batiz its 2010 Academic Achievement Award. This biennial award was designed to reward members of the Society who have made a vast array of academic accomplishments and contributions throughout their careers to the economics discipline and related areas. Previous recipients of this award have been Dr. Ronald Oaxaca and Dr. Refugio Rolchin. Prof. Rivera-Batiz received the award on January 3, 2010 at the annual meetings of the American Economic Association in Atlanta. Professor John H. Coatsworth, Dean of the School of International and Public Affairs awarded Prof. Rivera-Batiz with a “Top Five” award for excellence in teaching on September 2009. On the basis of student evaluations, his course, Development Economics, was ranked among the top five courses in the School, out of the 190 courses taught during the Fall 2008 semester. Teachers College, Columbia’s Graduate School of Education, signed a Memorandum of understanding with Istanbul’s Bahcesehir University on February 5, 2009 to foster a wide-ranging collaboration that includes assisting the Turkish institution in establishing a school of education and launching a center for education and economic development. This collaboration is spearheaded by Prof. Rivera-Batiz, who worked with Enver Yucel, Chair of the Bahcesehir University Board of Trustees, and other university officials at that university on shaping the contours of the partnership. More details are available at http://www.columbiaspectator.com/2009/04/02/tc-forms-academic-partnership-turkey.

 

SELECTED RECENT PAPERS AND RESEARCH REPORTS

Francisco L. Rivera-Batiz, “Trade, Poverty, Inequality and Gender.” A shortened version of this paper is to be published in Arvind Panagariya, Robert Stern and Gianni Zanini, eds., Handbook of Trade Policy for Development, Oxford University Press, New York, New York, forthcoming, 2010.

Francisco L. Rivera-Batiz, “Trade and the Globalization of International Labor Flows.” A shortened version of this paper is to be published in Arvind Panagariya, Robert Stern and Gianni Zanini, eds., Handbook of Trade Policy for Development, Oxford University Press, New York, New York, forthcoming, 2010.

Francisco L. Rivera-Batiz, “International Migration, the Brain Drain and Economic Development.” This paper was published in Amitava Krishna Dutt and Jaime Ros, editors, International Handbook of Development Economics, Edward Elgar Publishers, Cheltenham, U.K., 119-136, 2009.

Francisco L. Rivera-Batiz, Education as an Engine of Economic Development: Global Experiences and Prospects for El Salvador. This paper was published as a research report in Spanish by the Fundación Salvadoreña para el Desarrollo Económico y Social (FUSADES), San Salvador, El Salvador, November 2008.

Francisco L. Rivera-Batiz, “How Do Migrants from Latin America and the Caribbean Fare in U.S. Labor Markets?,” The World Economy, Vol. 30, No. 9: 1399-1429, 2008.

Helen F. Ladd and Francisco L. Rivera-Batiz, “Education and Economic Development in Puerto Rico.” This paper was published in Susan M. Collins, Barry Bosworth and Miguel Soto-Class, editors, The Puerto Rican Economy: Restoring Growth, Brookings Institution Press, Washington, D.C., 2006, 189-238.

Francisco L. Rivera-Batiz, “NewYorktitlan: The Socioeconomic Status of Mexican New Yorkers.” This paper was written as part of my activities as a Visiting Scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation. A shortened version of the paper was published in Regional Labor Review, Vol. 6, No. 1, Spring/Summer, 2004, 33-45.

Francisco L. Rivera-Batiz, “Color in the Tropics: Race and Economic Outcomes in the Island of Puerto Rico.” This paper was written as part of my activities as a Visiting Scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation in New York. It was first completed in March 2004.

Francisco L. Rivera-Batiz, “The Impact of School-to-Work Programs on Minority Youth Employment and Student Outcomes.” This paper was published in William J. Stull and Nicholas M. Sanders, ed., The School to Work Movement: Origins and Destinations, Praeger Publishers, Westport, Connecticut, 2003, 169-188.

Ramona Hernandez and Francisco L. Rivera-Batiz, Dominicans in the United States: A Socioeconomic Profile 2000.” This paper was completed in October 2003 and published as a Dominican Research Monograph by the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute of City College.

Francisco L. Rivera-Batiz, “Democracy, Governance and Economic Growth: Theory and Evidence.” This paper was published in Review of Development Economics, Vol. 6, No. 2, June 2002, 225-247.

Jayant Ray and Francisco L. Rivera-Batiz, “An Analysis of Sample Selection Bias in Cross-Country Growth Regressions.” This paper was published as a Working Paper of the Department of Economics, Columbia University, New York in January 2002.

Ira N. Gang, Francisco L. Rivera-Batiz and Myeong-Su Yun, “Economic Strain, Ethnic Concentration and Attitudes towards Foreigners in the European Union.” This paper was published as an Institute for the Study of Labor IZA Discussion paper (No. 578) in September 2002.

Francisco L. Rivera-Batiz, “International Financial Liberalization, Corruption and Economic Growth.” This paper was published in Review of International Economics, Vol. 9, No. 4, November 2001, 723-733.

Francisco L. Rivera-Batiz, “Illegal Immigrants in the U.S. Economy: A Comparative Analysis of Mexican and Non-Mexican Undocumented Workers.” This paper was published in S. Djajic, ed., International Migration: Policy and Economic Impact, Routledge, London, 2001, 180-203.

Francisco L. Rivera-Batiz, Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America: Current Trends and Future Prospects.” This paper was published in United Nations, Interregional Cooperation in Trade and Investment: Asia-Latin America, Bangkok: United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia, 2000, 161-191.

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