Harold Toro Tulla

Adjunct Assistant Teaching Professor

Harold Toro Tulla

3171 Jenkins Nanovic Halls
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556

(574) 631-5237

Harold Toro Tulla

Adjunct Assistant Teaching Professor


Social inequality and stratification; labor markets; economic development.

At the Keough School

Harold J. Toro is a teaching professor at the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame.


  • Economic Insecurity in Developing Countries (undergraduate elective)

Research and Publications

Toro’s research and teaching focus on social inequality and stratification, labor markets, and economic development. Within these broad areas, his research questions are motivated by an interest in disentangling individual attributes of labor force participants from the institutional processes that impinge on their labor force behavior. Geographically, his work to date has focused on examining these processes in Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the United States.


Toro earned a PhD from the University of California Berkeley, and spent one year as a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. Between 2008 and 2012 he worked as director of research for the Center for the New Economy, a think tank focusing on economic and social policy in Puerto Rico. He began his academic career in 2013 as assistant professor of sociology in 2013 at the University of New Mexico, where he also was a senior fellow at the Robert Wood Johnson Center for Health Policy.

Recent Work

Journal article: Legacies of opportunities and economic integration: Path dependent labor force participation in Puerto Rico’s development, Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 2017