Stephen Trejo is an associate professor of economics at the University of Texas at Austin. Before he took current position in 1999 he was an assistant professor (1987-93) and an associate professor (1993-99) at the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Since 2000 Trejo is a research fellow at the IZA Institute for the Study of Labor. He was a member of the American Economic Association Committee on the Status of Minority Groups in the Economics Profession (1998-2003), a member of the Institute of Medicine Committee to Study the Consequences of Health Uninsurance (2000-03), and a member of the National Academy of Sciences Panel to Study U.S. Hispanics (2003-05).

Trejo’s research focuses on public policy issues, including overtime pay regulation, the labor market experiences of immigrants, and obstacles to the economic progress of minority groups. Trejo is the author of numerous articles concerning the status and mobility of Mexican Americans in the U.S. labor market.

Trejo received his undergraduate degree in economics from University of California at Santa Barbara. He holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago.