Tim Gindling

Ph.D., Economics, Cornell University


Professor, Economics
Director, Graduate Program

Contact Information

Email: tgindlin@umbc.edu
Office: Public Policy 330
Phone: 410-455-3629

Curriculum VItae, Personal Web-page


Research Interests

Economic Development.

Working Papers

In-state tuition and financial aid for undocumented immigrants in the United States: impact on high school graduation, college enrollment and college graduation” (with L. Dickson and J. Kitchin).

Improving Compliance with Legal Minimum Wages in Costa Rica“, (with Juan Diego Trejos, University of Costa Rica).

El Impacto de los Salarios Minimos en el Mercado de Trabano de El Salvador,” (with Jose Andres Oliva Cepeda and Alvero Triqueros Arquello, Fundación Salvadoreña para El Desarrollo Económico y Social (FUSADES), El Salvador).

Are Hispanic Immigrant Families Reviving the Economies of America’s Small Towns?” (with Dennis Coates of UMBC).

“Trade Liberalization, Adjustment Costs, and Poverty,” (with Wendy Takacs of UMBC), presented at the 2006 Meetings of the International Trade and Finance Association, Boston, January 2006.

Recent/Selected Publications

The Consequences of Increased Enforcement of Legal Minimum Wages in a Developing Country: An Evaluation of the Impact of the Campaña Nacional de Salarios Mínimos in Costa Rica“, (with Nadwa Mossaad of UMBC and Juan Diego Trejos of the University of Costa Rica), accepted for publication in Industrial and Labor Relations Review.

The Distribution of Income In Central America, (with Juan Diego Trejos of the University of Costa Rica), in Handbook of Central American Governance, edited by Diego Sanchez-Ancochea and Salvador Marti I Puig, Routledge, New York, 2014, pages 75-94.

Self-employment in the Developing World, (with David Newhouse of the World Bank), accepted for publication in World Development. An earlier working paper version of this paper is available as a World Bank Policy Research Working Paper #6201, Washington, September 2012.

Is Hispanic Population Dispersion into Rural Counties Contributing to Local Economic Growth?” (with Dennis Coates of UMBC), accepted for publication (published on-line Sept, 20, 2012), Contemporary Economic Policy.

The Impact of Minimum Wages on Wages, Work and Poverty in Nicaragua,” (with Katherine Terrell of the University of Michigan and Enrique Alaniz of FIDEG, Managua), Labour Economics, Vol. 18, (2011), pages 563-678.

Minimum Wages, Globalization and Poverty in Honduras, ” (with Katherine Terrell of the University of Michigan), World Development, Vol. 38, No. 6 (June, 2010), pages 908-918.

South-South Migration: The Impact of Nicaraguan Immigrants on Earnings, Inequality and Poverty in Costa Rica,” World Development, Vol. 37, No. 1 (January, 2009), pages 116-126.

Hogares monoparentales encabezados por mujeres y pobreza en Costa Rica,” (with Luis Oviedo of the University of Costa Rica), La Revista de la CEPAL, Vol. 94, (April 2008), pp.121-132. (Click here for an English version of this paper; “Female-headed Single-parent Households and Poverty in Costa Rica”).

The Effects of Multiple Minimum Wages Throughout the Labor Market: The Case of Costa Rica,” (with Katherine Terrell of the University of Michigan), Labour Economics, Volume 14, pages 485-511, 2007.

Trade Liberalization and the Relative Wages of More-Skilled Workers in Costa Rica,” (with Donald Robbins of the Universidad Javariana, Colombia), Review of Development Economics, Vol 3., No. 2 (June, 1999), pp.140-154.


(For a complete list of publications, see Curriculum VItae)