Fernando Lozano is the Morris B. and Gladys S. Pendleton Professor of Economics at Pomona College. He is a past president of the American Society of Hispanic Economists and a former member of the American Economic Association’s Committee on the Status of Minority Groups in the Economics Profession. Professor Lozano is also a research fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn, Germany. He obtained his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2005, and a B.A. in Economics from the University of San Diego in 1998.
Professor Lozano’s research broadly focuses on immigration and labor economics. His research is published in leading academic outlets, including the American Economic Review, Economics of Education Review, Economic Inquiry, and the Journal of Labor Economics. His research has made seminal contributions in the areas of Hispanic academic outcomes, immigrant labor supply, and the effects of immigration enforcement.
He is currently applying his research expertise and knowledge as co-chair of California’s Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors and the Inland Empire Economic Partnership (IEEP). In his role in the Governor’s Council, he coordinates discussions and advises the Governor on creating a more inclusive progressive economy. As part of the IEEP, he helps promote partnerships between government, business, and academia that promote the well-being of one of California’s most economically vulnerable areas.