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Arturo Gonzalez

Senior Financial Economists
Compliance Risk Analysis Division

(202) 649-5550

Arturo Gonzalez is a Senior Financial Economist in the Compliance Risk Analysis Division within Economics at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).

Dr. Gonzalez has worked on developing a statistical method to identify low levels of mortgage lending for Community Reinvestment Act purposes. His main research interests include job training programs, immigration, education, and housing. Before joining the OCC in 2009, he held positions at the University of Arizona (tenured), the University of Colorado at Denver (instructor), Carlos III in Madrid (visiting professor), the Public Policy Institute of California (Research Fellow), IZA in Bonn (Research Fellow), and Ernst & Young (Senior Associate). Dr. Gonzalez received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.

  1. Carlos A. Lagunes, Alfonso Flores-Lagunes, Arturo Gonzales, and Todd Neumann, “Estimating the Effects of the Length of Exposure to a Training Program: The Case of Job Corps,” (2012), Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 94 (1), pp. 153-171.
  2. Alfonso Flores-Lagunes, Arturo Gonzales, and Todd Neumann, “Learning But Not Earning? The Value of Job Corps Training for Hispanics,” (2010), Economics Inquiry, Vol. 48 (3), pp. 651-667.
  3. Arturo Gonzales and Michael J. Hilmer, “The Role of 2-Year Colleges in the Improving Situation of Hispanic Postsecondary Education,” (2006), Economics of Education Review, Vol. 25 (3), pp. 249-257.
  4. Arturo Gonzales, Michael J. Hilmer, and Jonathan Sandy, “Alternative Paths to College Completion: The Effect of Attending a Two Year School on the Probability of Completing a Four Year Degree,” (2006), Economics of Education Review, Vol. 25 (5), pp. 463-471.
  5. Arturo Gonzales, “The Education of Immigrant Children: The Impact of Age at Arrival,” (2003), Economics of Education Review, Vol. 22 (2), pp. 202-212.
  6. Adela de la Torre and Arturo Gonzalez, “The Educational Outcomes of Minorities in Arizona: Implications for National and State Policy Makers,” (2002), Educational Policy, Vol. 16 (2), pp. 288-310.
  7. Arturo Gonzales, “The Acquisition and Labor Market Value of Four English Skills: New Evidence from NALS (2002), Contemporary Economic Policy, Vol. 18 (3), pp. 259-269.
  8. Arturo Gonzales, “Mexican Enclaves and Price of Culture,” (1998), Journal of Urban Economics, Vol. 43 (2), pp. 273-291.
  1. Arturo Gonzalez, “Is there a Link Between Hispanics and First-Generation College Students? The Importance of Exposure to a College-Going Tradition,” (2010), In Latinos and the Economy: Integration and Impact in Schools, Labor Markets, and Beyond, edited by David Leal and Steve Trejo, pp. 95-110. New York: Springer
  2. Arturo Gonzalez, “The Interaction of Job Corps Training, Local Labor Markets, and Employment Networks on Labor Market Outcomes of Young Hispanics,” (2008). In Young Workers in the Global Economy: Job Issues in North America, Europe, and Japan, edited by Gregory DeFreitas, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, with Alfonso Flores-Lagunes and Todd Neumann.
  3. Arturo Gonzalez, “The Evolution of Hispanic Literacy in the Twenty-First Century: From the First to the Third Generation,” (2013). In The Economic Status of the Hispanic Population: Selected Essays, edited by Marie T. Mora and Alberto Davila, pp. 33-48. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, Inc.
  4. Arturo Gonzalez, California’s Commitment to Adult English Learners: Caught Between Funding and Need. Public Policy Institute of California, 2007.
  5. Arturo Gonzalez, “Day Labor in the Golden State,” California Economic Policy. Vol. 3, No. 3 Public Policy Institute of California, 2007.
  6. Alfonso Flores-Lagunes, Arturo Gonzales, and Todd Neumann, “Out of the Barrio: Do Young Hispanics Benefit from Residential Job Training Programs?” (2004), Proceedings of the 56th Annual Meeting January 3-5, 2004, San Diego, California. Chicago, IL: Industrial Relations Research Association, pp. 110-121.
  7. Arturo Gonzalez, “The Impact of the 2001/2002 Economic Recession on Hispanic Workers—A Cross-Sectional Comparison of Three Generations,” Pew Hispanic Center, Annenberg School for Communication at the University of California (January 2002).
  8. Arturo Gonzalez, Mexican Americans and the U.S. Economy: Quest for Buenos Dias. Tucson: University of Arizona Press (2002).
  9. Arturo Gonzalez, “What English Skills Matter to Immigrants? The Acquisition and Value of Four English Skills,” In Language Ideologies: Critical Perspectives on the Official Language Movement, Volume 1, Education and Social Implications of Official Language, edited by Rose