Mary J. Lopez

Occidental College


Dr. Mary Lopez is a labor economist with research interests in immigration policy, Latino entrepreneurship, and poverty. Her work on immigration focuses on the economic outcomes and decisions of immigrants and their families, taking into account factors such as U.S. immigration and visa policies, source country characteristics, and gender.

In her research on entrepreneurship, Dr. Lopez uses original survey data collected from neighborhoods in Los Angeles to investigate how segregation and poverty impact the performance of Mexican immigrant-owned storefronts. Through her research, she aims to shed light on important issues related to economic inequality and social mobility.

Publications by Mary J. Lopez