José R. Bucheli

  • Assistant Professor of Economics, New Mexico State University

  • Former visiting Fellow at the University of California, San Diego Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies​​​ (2018-2019)

My research studies migration and return migration as agents of economic and social change. Recent reversals in the flows have opened unexplored and promising development channels as more migrants are returning to their countries of origin than ever before. Against this backdrop, my work investigates how emigration affects non-migrants at home as well as the temporal nature of many individuals' migratory experiences. By focusing on human welfare, I advance our understanding of how migration and return migration contribute to the development of communities of origin.