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Francesc Ortega
Professor
Economics Department
Ph.D, New York University

Office: Powdermaker Hall 306-H

Phone 718-997-5457

Francesc.Ortega@qc.cuny.edu
Professor Ortega holds a Ph.D. in Economics from New York University (2004). Currently, he has ongoing research projects in two main areas: the economic analysis of immigration and climate change. He is conducting economic analysis on some of the key immigration programs in the United States, such as the effects of the H-1B visa program and the economic gains of passing the DREAM Act. Professor Ortega also researches the economic effects of sea-level rise on property values and on the investment and relocation decisions of employers. Professor Ortega’s research has been published in a wide range of highly ranked Economics journals and has received funding from the National Science Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, the World Bank and the Center for American Progress.

Professor Ortega: 
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