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Alejandro Gutierrez-Li

Assistant Professor & Extension Economist

Nelson Hall 4338



Ph.D. in Economics, Washington University in St. Louis

Alejandro Gutierrez-Li is an Assistant Professor at North Carolina State University. He obtained his Ph.D. in Economics at Washington University in St. Louis. His research lies in the areas of labor economics and applied microeconomics, with an emphasis on economics of immigration and entrepreneurship. His recent work has analyzed the role of pre-migration work experience of immigrants in their labor market opportunities in the United States, factors affecting Mexico-U.S. migration, the determinants of the farm labor supply, and the economic outcomes of Hispanics, among others. In addition, he is in charge of a new research and outreach program related to agricultural labor in the U.S. Professor Gutierrez-Li regularly interacts with stakeholders and reporters and has been quoted by outlets like the Wall Street Journal, NBC News, the National Desk, and the Triangle Business Journal. Dr. Gutierrez-Li has lived and worked in different parts of Latin America and the United States and is fluent in English and Spanish. You can learn more about his work at

Agricultural Labor Extension Website


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