University of California, Riverside

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Todd Sorensen

Todd Sorensen

Assistant Professor

4121 Sproul Hall

Research Areas

  • Labor Economics, Applied Microeconomics


  • Ph.D. in Economics University of Arizona, 2007
  • M.A. in Economics, University of Arizona, 2003
  • B.A. in Economics and Mathematics, Western Washington University, 2002


Todd Sorensen is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of California, Riverside. His primary area of interest is the study of migration issues. In his thesis, he models how a localized increase in enforcement along the U.S.-Mexico border will affect the crossing decisions made by migrants, finding that a significant proportion of migrants deterred from crossing in one sector will continue to cross into the U.S. through an alternative location. Todd also studies issues related to sentencing equity in the U.S. criminal justice system


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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Department of Economics
4128 Sproul Hall

Tel: (951) 827-3266
Fax: (951) 827-5685