Welcome to my home page. I am an assistant professor in the Department of
Economics at Rutgers University, Newark.
My research interests are
Econometrics (Nonparametric and Semiparametric Panel Data Models), Immigration,
Minority Population, Terrorism and Conflict.
My current research focuses on immigrant networks, immigrant housing, conflict,
the earnings gap across gender, and nonparametric panel estimators.
“Social Networks and Their Impact on the Employment and Earnings of Mexican
Immigrants”, with Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes, Demography, Nov 2007.
Bombing As a Strategic Instrument of Protest: An Empirical Investigation,”
with Dipak K. Gupta, Terrorism and Political Violence
“Immigration and International Trade: a Semiparametric Empirical
in the Journal of International Trade and Economic Development
“Impact of Immigration on Prenatal Care use and Birth Weight: Evidence
from California in the 1990s,” with Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes
in the American Economic Review-Papers and Proceedings May 2003.
“Investigating Hispanic Under Representation in Managerial and Professional
Occupations,” with Andrew Moellmer and Waldo Lopez-Aqueres
in the Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Science 2003.
“Semiparametric Panel Data Estimation: An Approach to Immigrant
Homelink Effect on U.S. Producer Trade Flows,” with Aman Ullah,
in Handbook of Applied Econometrics and Statistical Inferences,
Marcel Dekker, 2001.
" Parametric and Semi-Parametric Estimation of the Effect of Firm
Attributes on Efficiency: The Electricity Generating Sector in India,”
with Madhu Khanna and Aman Ullah in the Journal of International Trade
and Economic Development, 8(4) 1999, 419-436.
“Immigrant-Based Networks and the U.S. Bilateral Trade: Role of Immigrant
“The Role of Immigrant's Legal Status on Homeownership for Spain,” with
“Nonparametric Marginal Effect for Fixed Effect Panel Model”
“Dual Elasticities of Substitution- a Nonparametric Analysis,” with
R. Robert Russell