ABOUT ME

Before I joined TTU in 2017, I was a professor of economics at the University of Oklahoma for 18 years. I have published more than 20 articles in peer-reviewed journal such as The Journal of Law and EconomicsEconomic Development & Cultural Change, and the Journal of Development Economics. I co-authored a book in 2014 titled The Long Process of Development: Building Markets and States in Pre-Industrial England, Spain and their Colonies (Cambridge University Press).

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My teaching interests include macroeconomics, economic growth, and economic development. I am fluent in Spanish and enjoys swimming, traveling, and playing with her two dogs, Paco and Diego (see right).

Education

Research Interests

Political Economy of Growth

2017-Present

Professor of Economics

FMI, Texas Tech University

Institutions and Development

Populism and growth in Latin America

1999-2017

Professor of Economics & IAS

University of Oklahoma

1997 - 1999

Assistant Professor of Economics

CIDE, Mexico City