University of California, Riverside


Todd Sorensen

Todd Sorensen

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4121 Sproul Hall
Office: (951) 827-6278
Fax: (951) 827-5685


  • 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


  • Labor Economics
  • Applied Microeconomics

Todd Sorensen is one of three labor economists in the department. His primary areas of interest are the study of migration issues and the study of firm market power over workers. His recent work has shown that firm wage setting power increases during economic downturns and that firm market power may bias estimates of the substitutability of different types of workers. He has also studied the mobility of guest workers on H-1B visas and found a surprising amount of mobility of these workers, providing a check on firm market power over these workers.

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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