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Departments

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Western Ontario (Ontario, Canada)
  • M.Phil., London School of Economics (London, England)
  • M.A., Texas Christian University
  • B.A., Texas Christian University

Reserach Interests

  • International Economics
  • Borders and Borderlands
  • Hispanic Studies
  • Economic History of Latin America
  • Gender and Indigenous Issues
  • Sustainable Growth and Development
  • Heterodox Economics
  • Teaching Economics with Techology

Biography

Belinda Román, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Economics at St. Mary’s University. Prior to joining St. Mary’s Román was Professor of Economics for Palo Alto College in San Antonio.

She is a member of the American Economic Association and its Committee on the Status of Minority Groups in the Economics Profession and Committee on the Status of Minority Groups in the Economics Profession. Román also holds membership in the American Society of Hispanic Economists, serving on their Communications Committee and the International Federation for Feminist Economics.

Her research includes collaborative work with the Brookings Institute-Global Cities Initiative and impact studies for the SABÉR Research Institute, an economic development think tank dedicated to researching regional economies and their development, with a focus on assisting the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Prior to academia, Román worked in Latin America for a United States Agency for International Development-funded project, on Capitol Hill in the U.S. House of Representatives, and in London for both non-profit and for-profit entities.

Román is a fellow of the National Science Foundation-funded Diversity Initiative for Tenure in Economics at Duke University.

Publications

Co-Author with Ana Paula Saravia and Samire Adams, “Rotating Credit and Savings Associations: The Modern Juntas in Peru,” Book Chapter in edited volume, Women and ROSCAs, forthcoming.

Co-Author and presenter, “Women in the San Antonio Economy,” May 2018, presented to the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, “Making a Mark on the World”, 9th Annual Women’s Awards Luncheon.

Co-Researcher, Brookings Institute, Global Cities Initiative, San Antonio Team, 2018.

“The Economic Impact of Remittances on the San Antonio Economy”, paper presented to at the Annual Association of Border Studies Conference, April 2018, San Antonio, Texas

“The Salamanca School of Economic Thought in the Texas-Mexico Borderlands, paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Association of Border Studies Conference, April 2018, San Antonio, Texas.

Co-Author, “Educate Fir$T; Why Investing in Education Fuels the Texas Economy”, published January 26th, 2017.

“Estimating the Impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement on San Antonio and South Texas” for Free Trade Alliance of San Antonio (January 2017)

Estimating the Economic Impact of Nonattainment on San Antonio-New Braunfels, MSA, report submitted to Alamo Area Council of Government, January 2017.

‘Estimating the Economic Impact of Nonattainment on the San Antonio-New Braunfels MSA’, 9th Annual Texas A&M/ASHE Conference on Hispanic Issues, October 2016, College Station.

“Overlapping Networks, merging Mexican apprehensions with carnets de identidad and Remittances data into a network, with David J. Molina, PhD, in Nuevas tendencias de la migración internacional y sus efectos en el desarrollo de México, Colegio de La Frontera, Mexico (2018).

‘Where Do Hispanics Study Economics? Economics at Hispanic Serving Second-Tier Programs,’ article, Hispanic Economic Outlook, Fall 2013, American Society of Hispanic Economists, http://www.asheweb.net.

‘Emerging Information Networks between Mexico and U.S.A.’ article, Journal of Borderlands Studies (December 2016).

‘New Methods in Border Studies Research: The Computational Turn in Border Studies,’ conference paper, Association of Borderlands Studies Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, New Mexico, March 2014.

‘NAFTA Through A Product Space Lens: A Network Representation,’ Agent-Based Computational Economics (ACE), conference paper, Western Economics Association International, Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington, July 2, 2013.

‘The NAFTA Product Space and its implications for Transnational Development in North America’, conference paper, Association of Border Studies, Annual Conference, Denver, Colorado, April 12, 2013.

‘Where Do Hispanics Study Economics? Economics at Hispanic Serving Second-Tier Programs,’ article, Hispanic Economic Outlook, Fall 2013, American Society of Hispanic Economists, http://www.asheweb.net.

‘Emerging Information Networks between Mexico and U.S.A.’ article, Journal of Borderlands Studies (forthcoming).

‘New Methods in Border Studies Research: The Computational Turn in Border Studies,’ conference paper (forthcoming), Association of Borderlands Studies Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, New Mexico, April 2014.

‘NAFTA Through A Product Space Lens: A Network Representation,’ Agent-Based Computational Economics (ACE),  conference paper, Western Economics Association International, Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington, July 2, 2013.

‘The NAFTA Product Space and its implications for Transnational Development in North America’, conference paper, Association of Border Studies, Annual Conference, Denver, Colorado, April 12, 2013.

‘Consilience and Convergence: Merging Data on Illegal Immigrant Apprehension, Carnet de Identidad, and Remittance Data,’ 6th Annual ASHE/Texas A&M Conference, October 26, 2012 College Station, Texas.

‘Overlapping Networks: Merging Mexican Apprehensions, Carnets de Identidad and Remittances Data’, paper, with David Molina, Ph.D., American Society of Hispanic Economics/Western Economic Association International Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, July 28 – July 3, 2012.

‘Emerging Information Networks between Mexico and U.S.A.’ paper, Association of Borderlands Studies, Annual Conference, Houston, Texas, April 12, 2012.

‘Cross-border Financial Networks’, paper, Research Workshop on Border Economics, Network of Border Economics/Red de la Economía Fronteriza (NOBE/REF), University of Texas – Pan Am, Kauffman Foundation, Dallas Federal Reserve Bank – El Paso Branch, December 1, 2011.

‘An Agent-based Model for the Humanities,’ article, Digital Humanities Quarterly (Volume 7, No. 1, 2013), http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/vol/7/1/000142/000142.html.

‘Network Map of Remittances between Mexico and the U.S.’, paper, Western Economics Association International Annual and American Society of Hispanic Economists, San Diego, June 30, 2011.

‘Role of Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment Courses in Recruitment and Retention of  Hispanic Students in Higher Education,’ The Education of the Hispanic Population, ed. Richard Verdugo and Billie Gastic, Vol. 2, The Hispanic Population Series,  Information Age Publishing, 2012.

‘The complexity of issues facing the Tigua del Sur Pueblo in the first half of the 20th Century’, Special Issue of Journal of the West (Summer 2010).

Introduction to Macroeconomics and Study Guide, 1st Edition, 2005, 2nd Edition 2007, Kendall Hunt Publishing Company.

‘Early Mexico-U.S. Cross-border Financial Networks’, Conference Paper, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), The Mexican Revolution and its Effects on the United States” University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas, November 20, 2004

‘Mexico-U.S. Cross-border Institutional Development, 1880-1920,’ paper, Southwestern Social Sciences Association meeting, New Orleans, LA, 29 March 2002.

‘The US-Mexico Cross-border Market in Historical Perspective, 1848-1920,’ Research Report to the Canadian Conference on Economic History, Niagara Falls, Canada, May 5, 1997.

‘Agents of Integration: Entrepreneurs and the US-Mexico Cross-Border Market, 1848-1920,’ Graduate Seminar paper, Department of Economic History, London School of Economics, March 1997.

‘Formación de la economía regional de la periferia del norte, 1848,’ published as part of the proceedings of the Quinto Congreso sobre la Historia Comparativo Regional, Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez, November, 1995.

‘Comparative Economics of Alternative Energy Systems,’ paper, Proceedings of the Renewable Energy Forum sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development, the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and GTZ, La Paz, Bolivia, 1994.

Affiliations and Awards

Fellow, Diversity Initiative for Tenure in Economics – Duke University (DITE) 2011

Associate, Strategic Alliance of Business and Economics Research Institute (SABER)

Member, Network of Border Economists (NOBE, Federal Reserve Bank – Dallas, El Paso, Texas Branch Bank)

Member, American Society of Hispanic Economists (ASHE) – Communications Committee

Member, American Economic Association, Committee on the Status of Women in the Economic Profession

Member, Association of American University Women (AAUW)

Member, Association of Borderlands Studies (ABS)

Member, International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE)

Member, Association for Social Economics.

Member, Western Economic Association International (WEAI)

Member, Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social (MALCS)

Member, Southwestern Social Science Association/Southern Economics Association (2002, 2003, 2009 – present)

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