Stephen Pitts

Marc Bellemare

BS - Computer Science - University of Oklahoma; MS - International and Development Economics - University of San Francisco


After studying engineering as an undergraduate, I learned about the experiences of migrants through work as a Roman Catholic seminarian and priest in Tijuana, El Paso, and Chiapas, Mexico. Listening to their stories, I developed an interest in the structural causes of migration at the origin (agricultural and development economics) and the destination (labor economics), with a particular focus in Latin American migration to the US.

Areas of Interest

  • Applied Econometrics
  • Agricultural Development
  • Labor Economics

Select Publications

Value Chain Integration as an Alternative to Fair Trade for Chiapas Coffee Farmers
S Pitts SJ
Entrepreneurship and Development in the 21st Century, 103-138

DOI: 10.1108/978-1-78973-233-720191007/