PhD: UC Berkeley 1969
Research focus: Ethnic entrepreneurs, globalization, transnationalism, and immigration.
Ivan Light, "Immigrant place entrepreneurs in Los Angeles, 1970-1999." International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 26 (2002): 215-228.
Ivan Light, Globalization effects on employment in Southern California, 1970-1990." Pp. 151 - 167 in Globalization and the New City, edited by M. Cross and R. Moore. Houndsmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2002
Ivan Light and Steven Gold. Ethnic Economies. San Diego: Academic Press, 2000