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Cynthia Bansak

Dr. Cynthia Bansak is the Charles A. Dana Professor of Economics at St. Lawrence University (SLU) where she has been since 2007.  She is a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) and is the co-Editor of the Eastern Economic Journal.  She holds a BA in Economics from Yale University and an MA and PhD in Economics from the University of California, San Diego.

Prior to joining SLU, Cynthia was a professor at San Diego State University and an Economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

She considers herself an applied economist with research interests in labor economics, immigration, remittances, pedagogy and monetary policy.


Her work has been published in various academic journals, including the American Economic Review, Applied Economics Letters, Contemporary Economic Policy, Eastern Economics Journal, Economic Inquiry, Industrial Labor Relations Review, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, and the Southern Economic Journal.  She has also co-authored a textbook on the Economics of Immigration by Routledge Publishers.

Academic Appointments

Charles A. Dana Professor of Economics

Areas of Expertise
Economics of Immigration
St. Lawrence University
Immigration, Labor Economics