Andrew Schrank

Olive C. Watson Professor of Sociology and International and Public Affairs
Andrew Schrank

Andrew Schrank joined Brown University in 2014 and the PSTC in 2018. His current interests include the migration, training, and protection of unskilled workers in the United States and Latin America; access to essential medicines in the developing world; and the training and migration of health professionals in the twentieth century and beyond.

Schrank is currently completing a study of the potential synergies between government efforts to guarantee access to essential medicines and the development of the generic drug industry in the Dominican Republic, and starting a collaborative project on the training and migration of pharmacists in the developing world more generally. 

He is also completing a collaborative study of public service utilization among immigrants in the southwestern United States, as well a related study of the determinants of state and local immigration policies in the U.S. as a whole.  

Selected Publications

Root-Cause Regulation: Protecting Work and Workers in the 21st Century. Harvard University Press, 2018. Co-authored with Michael Piore, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

“Cross-Class Coalitions and Collective Goods: The Farmacias del Pueblo in the Dominican Republic.” Comparative Politics. Forthcoming.

"Brokerage and Boots on the Grounds: Complements or Substitutes in the Manufacturing Extension Partnerships,” 32 (4) 2018. Co-authored with Philipp Brandt, University of Mannheim, and Josh Whitford, Columbia University.  Economic Development Quarterly.

“Toward a New Economic Sociology of Development.” Sociology of Development 1 (2) 2015.

Mexican Immigrants and Wage Theft in New Mexico. Santa Fe: Somos un Pueblo Unido, 2013.

Scholarly Interests

Migration, Health, Education and Training, Latin America

Affiliated Departments

Department of Sociology