October 27 2016
Dr. Amarendra Sharma, Associate Professor of Economics, has had his paper “Remittances and Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from Mexico” accepted for publication in a forthcoming edition of the International Labour Review. This journal is the official publication of Geneva-based International Labour Organization (ILO) - a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN).
The paper, co-authored with Oscar Cardenas, studies the relationship between remittances and various labor market outcomes by using a panel data of Mexican states. The paper finds that remittances reduce unemployment duration, critical employment, and labor hours worked. The paper also concludes that remittances increase labor force participation rates in Mexico. In August 2015, Dr. Sharma presented this paper at the South Asian University and the University of Delhi in India.