Agustín Escobar is a sociologist and anthropologist specializing in international migration, labor markets, poverty, social structure and social mobility. He has written about international migrants from Mexico for many years, emphasizing the factors that influence migration. He has been critical of the migration and development literature.
Claudia Masferrer is a social demographer specializing in internal and international migration, reintegration of returnees, immigrant integration, demographic dynamics, inequality, and how policy mediates these processes. Her work aims to contribute to the understanding of North America as a region of emigration, immigration, transit, and return migration. She has studied return migration to Mexico and its implications for more than a decade.