Roger White

Associate Professor of Economics
Department of Economics






Academic History

Ph.D. and M.A., University of California, Santa Cruz
M.A. and B.A., San Francisco State University

Academic Focus

  • International Trade
  • Migration
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Economic Integration
  • Labor


Roger's research largely focuses on international trade, migration, and labor. Much of his work examines the influences that immigrants exert on trade between their home and host countries and the effects of international trade on the domestic labor market.  His primary objective is to contribute empirical studies that foster a greater understanding of international economic integration. Roger teaches International Trade and Finance, Econometrics, and Principles-level courses. He also supervises Economics majors' Senior Projects.  He is the author of two books, Migration and International Trade: The US Experience since 1945 and International Migration and Economic Integration: Understanding the Immigrant-Trade Link, and has published more than two dozen research articles and book chapters.

2013. "Is Cultural Distance a Determinant of International Migration Flows? Evidence from Denmark, Germany, and The Netherlands", Economics Bulletin 33, 3: 2156-2168 (August).

2013. "Do African Immigrants Enhance their Home Nations' Trade with their Hosts?", with Bedassa Tadesse, The Journal of Developing Areas 47, 2: 199-228 (Fall).

2013. "Asset Ownership and the Probability of Repayment: An Examination of Microcredit Data from Bangladesh", with Shamma Adeeb Alam, Development Policy Review 31, 3: 343-368 (May).

2012. "Do Immigrants Enhance International Trade in Services? The Case of US Tourism Services Exports", with Bedassa Tadesse, International Journal of Tourism Research 14, 6: 567-585 (November/December).