Delia Furtado

Associate Professor


Subject Areas: Labor and Demographic Economics

Delia Furtado completed her Ph.D. in Economics at Brown University in 2005. Interested in the ways in which social interactions affect behaviors, she studies topics that range from the causes and consequences of immigrant intermarriage to the role of culture in explaining divorce rates. She has also examined how low-skilled immigration impacts fertility and labor supply decisions of high skilled natives, the mechanisms through which residential segregation affect labor market outcomes of black, and disability insurance take-up among immigrants. Her most recent project considers the impact of H-1B visas on career trajectories of international students.

Ph.D., Economics, Brown University, 2005

Courses Taught:
— Women and Minorities in the Labor Market
— Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
— ECON 6441: Advanced Labor Economics I
— ECON 6442: Advanced Labor Economics II

Research Interests: Immigration, Family Economics, Network and Peer Effects

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Phone+1 860 486 0615
Mailing AddressUnit 1063
Office Location323 Oak Hall
Office HoursTuesdays and Thursdays, 1:30-2:30