I teach Macroeconomics and Economic Development courses since 2014. As a teacher I focus my effort in creating a classroom environment that inspires students to be imaginative, critical and rigorous thinkers as well as socially responsible individuals. I believe that the diverse intellectual background of faculty members together with the engaged, creative and critical mind of Denison students creates positive synergies and brings unique learning opportunities for both students and faculty. As a scholar I greatly value the academic freedom that the economics department offers for me to pursue my intellectual passion in studying development issues from a political economy perspective.
Learning & Teaching
- Econ 101-Introductory Macroeconomics
- Econ 301-Intermediate Macroeconomics
- Econ 412-Economic Development in the Third World
- Econ 440-Latin American Economic Development
- Econ 440-International Labor Migration in a Globalized Economy
I have been studying topics such as; the empirical relationship between patterns of technical change and income inequality in Latin American countries; the relationship between income per capita and world population dynamics; the views on income distribution followed by the so called “structuralists” economists and how their ideas can be used to study current issues of inequality. I am working on two projects, the first one uses Input-Output analysis to study the empirical relationship between trade globalization and wage inequality in Chile and Mexico. The second, (with my coauthor) uses patterns of technical change to provide an alternative characterization of the world economy. This characterization allows us to study the phenomenon of de-industrialization in developing countries.
Peer reviewed articles:
- “World Population Stabilisation Through Smithian Increasing Returns to Labour: An Update” [Co-authored with Xiao Jiang]. Journal of Population Research. 34(4):387-407. (December 2017). Online version published on October 20th, 2017.
- “Are manufacturing workers benefiting from trade? The case of Mexico’s manufacturing sector” International Journal of Development Issues. 16 (1):25-42 (April 2017).
- “Connecting Patterns of Technical Change and Income Inequality: A Brief Economic History of Latin America” International Journal of Political Economy. 44:2, 121-141 (September 2015).
Work in progress:
- “Income Inequality and Sustainable Prosperity: Lessons from the not Distant Past” Binzagr Institute for Sustainable Prosperity Working Paper Series (Working Paper No. 109, August 2015).
- “Patterns of Technical Change and De-industrialization”. (Paper submitted to the PSL Quarterly Review).
- “Economic and Political Implications of Piketty’s Idea’s for Developing countries; The Case of Latin America”