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Researcher, Population Studies Program
Country of residence:

Nationality: Mexico
Gender: M

Member since: 2016
Membership No: 21379
Membership Type: regular

Field of Study: Demography, Sociology

Specialization: Internal Migration, International Migration, Labor force/Employment, Population and Development

Regional focus: Latin America and the Caribbean, United States and Canada

Education: Doctorate (Ph.D, MD) , 1999 , University of Texas at Austin , Sociology

Working languages: Spanish , English , Portuguese

Other association membership in population or related fields: Latin American Population Association (ALAP), Population Association of America (PAA)

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Fernando Lozano-Ascencio is a Senior Researcher at the Regional Center for Multidisciplinary Research (CRIM), at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), where he coordinates the Research Area on Migration and Social Transformation. He received his PhD in sociology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1999, and his master in demography from El Colegio de México in 1991. His areas of expertise include skilled migration from Mexico and Latin America, return migration, remittances and development in origin countries, policies on international migration, and social organization of migration. Dr. Lozano-Ascencio has published widely on these topics. His work includes twelve books and about 65 scholarly articles and book chapters. He was the president of the Latin American Population Association (ALAP) during the period 2011-2012. He participates in the Executive Committee of the International Network on Migration and Development, and belongs to the Mexican Research System (SNI), level II.


2016 Lozano-Ascencio, Fernando, Luciana Gandini and Telésforo Ramírez García, “Devaluación del trabajo de posgraduados en México y su relación con la migración internacional: el caso de los profesionistas en ciencia y tecnología”, Migración y Desarrollo No. 25, pp. 61-89. 

2015  Lozano-Ascencio, Fernando and Telésforo Ramírez G., “Subutilización de capacidades de los profesionistas mexicanos en ciencia y tecnología y su vínculo con la migración a Estados Unidos”, Notas de Población No 101, Vol. 42, (CELADE), ECLAC-UN, pp. 157-186.

2015 Lozano-Ascencio, Fernando and Telésforo Ramírez García, “Obama’s Immigration Executive Action and STEM Workers”, Voices of México, Centro de Investigaciones sobre América del Norte, UNAM, México, pp. 99-103. 

2015 Gandini, Luciana and Fernando Lozano-Ascencio, “The Effects of the Crisis on Occupational Segregation of Skilled Migrants from Latin America and the Caribbean in the United States, 2006–2012” Population Space and Place, WILEY. DOI: 10.1002/psp.1909.

2012  Lozano-Ascencio, Fernando and Luciana Gandini, “Skilled-Worker Mobility and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean: Between Brain Drain and Brain Waste”, The Journal of Latino-Latin American Studies, Publisher University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2012, Vol. 4(1), pp. 7-26.