Welcome to the University of North Texas Immigrant Research and Policy Center.  This dynamic interdisciplinary center, launched in 2009, focuses on the entire immigrant experience from the initial decision to immigrate to several generations after immigration and everything in between.

This center brings together academic and professional minds of many disciplines to create a clearer picture of the immigrant experience.  Economists, anthropologists, and lawyers are just some of the many disciplines that connect to our center.

The center's primary goal is to become a nationally recognized source and repository of immigrant-related research. 

Dr. David Molina serves as the Interim Director of the Immigrant Research and Policy Center alongside Dr. Idean Salehyan, Assistant Director.

Call for Papers: Conference on Hispanic and Immigrant Economic Issues

The Community Development Division at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, the American Society of Hispanic Economists (ASHE) and the Immigrant Research and Policy Center of the University of North Texas invite you to participate in a conference on Hispanic and Immigrant Economic Issues on Thursday, June 16, 2011. The conference will provide a forum for discussing innovative research and facilitate the exchange of views among researchers and policymakers focusing on a broad set of economic issues important not only to Hispanic populations in the U.S., but to the nation as a whole. Topics expected to be covered include labor market outcomes, human capital and social capital policies and outcomes, entrepreneurship, financial access, housing, immigration issues, among others.

Those interested in participating should submit a one-page abstract to the program committee by March 4, 2011. The program committee will contact the authors whose papers have been selected by March 18, 2011. If selected, final papers will be due June 1, 2011.

All travel costs will be covered for those presenting their papers as well as others involved in the conference.