Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1980
5315 Friedmann Hall
International Finance, Economics of Immigration, Development Economics, Latin America
Dr. Susan Pozo teaches a number of courses for the economics department that are "global" in nature. At the undergraduate level she teaches International Economics (Economics 3800), Contemporary International Economic Issues (Econ 1080) and Latin American Economies (Econ 3890). At the graduate level, she teaches an international finance course (Econ6800) and a workshop that focuses on immigration and remittances (Econ 6990). Professor Pozo is organizing a WMU study abroad course on the Latin American economy.
Professor Pozo's has writes about immigrants' remittances, asset accumulation, exchange rate uncertainty, currency crises and the statistical properties of exchange rates. While some of these topics might seem unrelated, they all involve economic phenomena that are often difficult to measure. Her research has been funded by the United Nations, the Inter-American Development Bank, the National Institutes of Health, the Fulbright Foundation, and the BBVA.
Borgess Health, Board of Trustees, 2007-present. Fulbright Research Scholar (Uruguay) September-December 2006 Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession,1996-1998 Second Vice President of Midwest Economics Association, 1990-1991
"New Evidence on the Role of Remittances on Healthcare Expenditures by Mexican Households," (with Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes) Review of Economics of the Household, forthcoming.
"Exchange-Rate Volatility and Trade: A Semiparametric Approach," (with Debasri Mukherjee), Applied Economics, forthcoming.
"Remittances in Small Island Developing States," (with Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes and Carlos Vargas-Silva) Journal of Development Studies, May 2010.
"Exchange Rates and U.S. Direct Investment into Latin America," (with Isabel Ruiz), Journal of International Trade and Economic Development, September 2008. Immigrants and their International Money Flows, editor, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 2007.
"Exchange Rate Regimes and Currency Crises: An Evaluation using Extreme Value Theory," (with Fasika D. Haile), Review of International Economics, September 2006.
"Remittances as Insurance: Evidence from Mexican Migrants," (with Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes) Journal of Population Economics, June 2006.
"Migration, Remittances and Male and Female Employment Patterns," (with Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes) American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, May 2006.
"Workers' Remittances and the Real Exchange Rate: A Paradox of Gifts," (with Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes) World Development, August, 2004.
"Statistical Distributions and the Identification of Currency Crises," (with Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes) Journal of International Money and Finance, August 2003.
"Precautionary Saving by Young Immigrants and Young Natives," with Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes, Southern Economic Journal, July 2002.
"Prewar and Postwar Macroeconomic Uncertainty: An International Perspective," with Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes, Journal of Macroeconomics, Fall 2001.
"Conditional Exchange-Rate Volatility and the Volume of International Trade: Evidence from the Early 1900s," Review of Economics and Statistics, May 1992.
"The ECU as International Money," Journal of International Money and Finance, June 1987.
"Composition and Variability of the SDR," Review of Economics and Statistics, May 1984.