Sotomayor, Maritza PhD.
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Finance & Economics Department

Woodbury School of Business

 

 

Teaching fall 2014: ECON 2020 (Macroeconomics) EON3820 (Economic Development)


Education

PhD.. Applied Economics, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB), 2008

M.A. Economics, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, (CIDE) 1990

B.A. (Economics) Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP) 1985

Research and Teaching Interests

Mexican Trade, NAFTA, Latin America Trade Patterns, Maquiladoras (In-bond industry), Comparative Studies.

Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, International Economics, History and Economic Development of Latin America.

Professional Experience

Fall 2011- to present: Assistant Professor, Woodbury School of Business, Utah Valley University..

Fall 2009 – Spring 2011: Lecturer, Woodbury School of Business, Utah Valley UniversitySpring 2009: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Goddard School of Business and Economics, Weber State University.

Fall 2008: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Utah.

Spring 2003: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Monroe Community College.

1990-1999: Research Professor, Department of Economic Studies, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte (El Colef)

Refereed Articles

Barajas, M del R., & Sotomayor M. (2014) Concepts and Measurements of Economic Interdependence: The case of the United States and Mexico, in The International Trade Journal, submitted for publication.

 Barajas, M del R., Martinez, M. & Sotomayor M. (2013)Una evaluación restrospectiva del avance y retroceso de las relaciones de interdependencia económica entre México y Estados Unidos (A retrospective evaluation of the advance and regress of economic interdependence relations between Mexico and the U.S.) in Norteamerica. Revista Academica del CISAN-UNAM, accepted for publication.

Chan, L. & Sotomayor M. (2013) “Are All Foreign Capitals Created Equal? Evidence from Asia and Latin America” in Estudios Economicos, submitted for publication.

Sotomayor, M. (2012) “Patterns and Determinants of Intra Industry Trade for the Mexican Non-Maquiladora Manufacturing Industry” in Journal of Business Inquiry, Vol 11, pp 33-57.

Sotomayor, M. (2009) “Medición de los índices de comercio intra-industrial no maquilador para México” (Measurement of the non-Maquila Intra-Industry Trade Indices for Mexico),  in Investigación Económica, Vol. LXVIII, núm. 268, 2009, pp. 39-68.

Mercado, A. & Sotomayor, M. (1996) “ El comercio de automotores entre México y Canadá” frente al tratado de libre comercio” (Automotive Trade between Mexico and Canada under NAFTA) in Comercio Exterior, Vol. 46, num.7, pp. 553-591.

Sotomayor, M. (1991) “La industria automotriz mexicana y el tratado de libre comercio México-Estados Unidos-Canadá” (Mexican Automotive Industry and NAFTA) in Frontera Norte, Vol.4, num.8, Jul-Dec. pp. 165-172.

Book Chapters

 Sotomayor, M. (2010) “Latin America’s Trade Performance in the New Millenium” for SAGE 21st Century Economics: A Reference Handbook, SAGE Publications,Vol II, pp. 847-860,May.

Sotomayor, M. (1999) “Sector externo mexicano, determinantes de largo plazo” (Mexican External Trade: Long Term Determinants) in Bou, Joan and et .al. (Coordinators) Los retos de América Latina, Universidad de Girona, Centro de Estudios de América Latina, pp.66-82

Bringas, N. & Sotomayor, M. (1997) “Turismo e integracion comercial: una mirada desde México” (Tourism and Trade Integration: A Look from Mexico) in Manuel Alcantara (Coordinator) América Latina realidades y perspectivas, Universidad de Salamanca, pp. 18-26.

Barajas, R. & Sotomayor, M. (1995) “Rotación de personal en la industria maquiladora de Tijuana: mujeres y condiciones de vida” (Worker Turnover in the Maquiladora Industry: Women and Living Conditions) in González, S. and et al. (Coordinators) Mujeres, Migración y Maquila en la Frontera Norte, PIEM, El Colegio de México, pp. 189-214.

Zepeda, E. & Sotomayor, M. (1993) “Integración económica norteamericana e infraestructura en la frontera norte” (North American Economic Integration and Infrastructure at the Northern Border) in SEGUMEX-INBURSA, Inversión en México y el Tratado de Libre Comercio, pp. 204-211.

Zepeda, E. & Sotomayor, M. (1992) “La infraestructura en la frontera norte y el proceso de liberalización commercial” (Infrastructure at the Northern Border and the Trade Liberalization Process) with Eduardo Zepeda in Ajuste Estructural, Mercados Laborales y el TLC, El Colegio de México, Fundación Friedrich Ebert and El Colef, pp. 351-364.

Sotomayor, M. (1992) “Evaluación del decreto para la industria automotriz mexicana desde la perspectiva de la globalización industrial” (Analysis of the Regulation of the Mexican Automotive Industry in the context of Industrial Globalization) in Economía Fronteriza y Libre Comercio, Vol. 1, El Colef-Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez, pp. 135-162.

Sotomayor, M. (1991) “Acuerdo automotor: posibilidades y limitaciones en el tratado de libre comercio México-Estados Unidos-Canadá” (Automotive Agreement: Perspectives and Restrictions under NAFTA) in Sonora ante el Tratado de Libre Comecio, El Colegio de Sonora, Fundación Friedrich Ebert, Hermosillo, pp. 145-152. 

Book Review

 Sotomayor, M. (1990) Book Review “Relations between Mexico and Canada” by Omar Martínez in Frontera Norte, vol.3, num 6, Jan-Jun, pp. 173-178.

Dissertation

Sotomayor, M. (2008) Un estudio sobre el comercio intra-industrial de México en el Tratado de Libre Comercio de América del Norte (A study of Intra-Industry Trade of Mexico in the context of NAFTA)  PhD doctoral thesis, 309 pages.

Sotomayor, M. (1997) Estimación de las funciones de exportación y de importación para la economía mexicana (Export and Import Function Estimation for the Mexican Economy), Academic Suficiency work, PhD Programa Applied Economics, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, 149 pages.

Sotomayor, M (1990) Estrategia Global de las Empresas Multinacionales frente al decreto para el fomento y modernización de la industria automotriz mexicana (Multinational Enterprises Global Strategy and the Decree for the Modernization of the Mexican Auto Industry) Master Thesis, 122 pages.

Sotomayor, M (1985) Las Empresas Transnacionales y el Proceso de Industrialización en los Países en Desarrollo: La Industria Automotriz Peruana (Transnational Enterprises and the Industrialization Process in Less Developed Economies: the Peruvian Auto Industry) B.A Dissertation, 78 pages.

Papers on Progress

 De la O, M. & Sotomayor, M. “La Industria Manufacturera, Maquiladora y de Servicios de Exportación (IMMEX): Desempeño y retos ante la violencia e inseguridad en la Frontera Norte de México” (The Manufacturing, Maquiladora and Export Services (IMMEX): Performance and challenges before violence and insecurity in Mexico's Northern Border)

Sotomayor, M Vertical Specialization and Intra-Industry Trade: A Critical Survey Discussion.

Other Research Papers

“Latin America’s Trade Performance in the New Milenium”, Woodbury School of Business Working Paper, 2010, No. 1-10.

“Independencia del Banco de Mexico” with Federico Curiel, Documentos de Trabajo, Departamento de Economia, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, 1997.

Refeereing

The Journal of International Trade & Economic Development, 2013, 2014.

The Journal of Business Inquiry, Orem, 2013

Estudios Economicos, Mexico City, 2013

Frontera Norte, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, 2012.

Desacatos, CIESAS-Guadalajara, 2011

Cuadernos de Economía, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogota, 2010

Estudios Económicos, El COLMEX, Mexico City, 2010

Migraciones Internacionales , El COLEF, Tijuana, 2007.

Services of Citizenship Activities

Co-Chair Global Spotlight 2014-2015: Peru, Center for Global & Intercultural Engagement; May 2014-Current.

Coordinator WSB Finance and Economic Friday Seminars Fall 2013-Current.

Member Organizing Committee HELT-SOTE International Conference January 2015, July 2014-Current.

Member of Advisory Council for the UVU Strategic Inclusion Plan, November 2013-Current.

Member of the Faculty Development Committee, Woodbury School of Business, UVU, Academic year 2012-2013-Current

Member of the Scholarly Creative Academic Council, Utah Valley University, Fall 2011-Current.

Member of the Academic Standard, Utah Valley University, Fall 2011-Current.

Member of the Committee organizing the Global Spotlight 2013-2014: Mexico, Center for Global & Intercultural Engagment; January 2013-Current.

Co-organizing and Managing with Dr. Amir Kia UVU Woodbury School of Business Seminars, Fall 2012 - Spring 2013.

Member Search Committee, Finance and Economics Department, November 2012-January 2013.

Mentor for Teaching Academy, Utah Valley University, Fall2012-Spring 2013.

Mentor for the PrisonEd course “Economics as Social Science”, PrisonEd Foundation, Fall 2011-Fall 2012

Comments to the study “Mexico and Utah. A Complex Economic Relationship” by the Economic Department University of Utah, March 2006.

Organizer with Norris Clement from San Diego State University the Segundo Simposio Anual Tijuana - San Diego In Transition, COLEF-SDSU, April, 30th 1993.

Courses Taught

Graduate Level:

Economic Integration, International Trade II, Microeconomics, and Industrial Organization, M.A Degree Program of Applied Economics at El COLEF 1990-1994, 1997-1998

International Trade, Saltillo, M.A. Degree Program of Regional Economics at Centro de Investigación Socio-Económicas, Fall 1997

Introduction to Microeconomics, M.A. Degree Program of Demographic Studies at El COLEF, Spring 1994

Microeconomics, M.A. Degree Program of Regional Development Studies at El Colegio de Sonora, Fall 1994.

 

Undergraduate Level:

Economic Development (ECON 3820) Fall 2014, Utah Valley University.

Macroeconomics (ECON 2020) Fall 2013-Current, Utah Valley University.

International Economics (ECON 305G) Spring 2013, Utah Valley University.

Microeconomics (Distance Education) Fall 2011-to Current, Utah Valley University.

Microeconomics (ECON 2010), Macroeconomics (ECON 2020), Economics as a Social Science (ECON 1010) Utah Valley University, Fall 2012, Spring 2012-2011, 2010 and Fall 2009.

Economics as Social Science (ECON-1010), Weber State University, Spring and Fall 2009.

History and Economic Development in LatIn America (ECON-5460), University of Utah Fall 2008.

Microeconomics, Monroe Community College, Spring 2003.

International Trade, Universidad Iberoamericana, Fall 1991.

Supervision and Examining

Martínez Muñoz, Marcela, Externalidades y crecimiento del empleo en la industria manufacturera de Mexico y Marruecos, Committee member, El Colef 2010.

Méndez González, Carlos, Determinantes del salario manufacturero en México en el contexto de la integración comercial 1994-2008, Committee member, El Colef, 2010.

Celso, Sarmiento, Tipo de cambio y Balanza de Pagos, Chair, El Colef, 1998.

Roberto González, La independencia del Banco de México, Chair, El Colef, 1998.

Willy Ochoa Ruiz Niveles y formas de externalización de servicios; el caso de la industria mquiladora de exportación, El Colef, Chair, 1992

Grants and Awards

2014 Summer Research Award from the Woodbury School of Business (WSB), Utah Valley University.

2013 Summer Research Award from the Woodbury School of Business (WSB), Utah Valley University.

2012 Summer Research Award from the Woodbury School of Business (WSB), Utah Valley University.

2009 Spring 2009 Hemingway Adjunct Faculty Award Weber State University. Grant for presentation of a paper at Latin American Studies Association Conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

1998 Faculty Exchange Visits from United States (USIA) – San Diego State University (SDSU) - El COLEF – University of Calgary (UC) Trilateral Affiliation Grant.

1995-1997 Government of Spain, Instituto de Cooperación Iberoamericano (ICI), Grant for PhD studies at Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona.

1993 Bowling Green State University, 1993 International Political Economy section's designation of Junior Third World Scholar.

1988-1990 Government of Mexico, Secretary of Foreign Affairs. Two year grant for M.A Degree Program in Economics at Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económica (CIDE).

Refereed Conference Presentations

2014 “Integration and Interdependence: The Case of the United States and Mexico” with Maria del Rosio Barajas; Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics, July 10-12, Chicago, United States.

2013 “Looking Back at the Economic Interdependence between Mexico and the United States” with Maria del Rocio Barajas; Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics, June 27-29, Milan, Italy.

2012 “Maquiladora Indiustry. Recent Crisis and its effects on Performance” with María Eugenia de la O Martínez; The Canadian Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Meeting. May 17-20, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.

2012 “The In-Bond Industry: On how different crises have influenced (or not) its performance in the past years” with María Eugenia de la O Martínez; Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies Annual Conference. March 28-31, Park City, Utah.

2009 “Comercio maquilador y especialización vertical de la producción” (In-bond industry trade and vertical production specialization) Latin American Studies Association. June 11-14, Rio de Janiero, Brazil.

2006. “Types of Intra-Industry Trade: Evidence for the Mexican Manufacturing Trade” Latin American Studies Association. March 15-18, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

1997: “Export and Import Functions for Mexican Economy 1950-1994” in 1997 Meetings of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association, October 2-4, Santafe de Bogota, Colombia.

1997: “Import Demand and Export Supply Functions: A Review of the Empirical Evidence” in International Trade and Finance Association, Seventh International Conference, May 21-24, Porto, Portugal.

1996: “Turismo e integración comercial en Norteamérica: una mirada desde México”, (Tourism and Trade Integration: A Look from Mexico) I Congreso Europeo de Latinoamericanistas, with Bringas, N. June 26-29, Salamanca, Spain.

1994: "Balanza Comercial Automotriz Mexicana" (Mexican Automotive Industry Trade Balance) in Latin American Studies Association, XVIII International Congress, March 9-12, Atlanta, Georgia.

1993: "The Free Trade Agreement in Mexico's Northern Border" in Seventeenth Annual Meeting of the Canadian Regional Science Association, July 11-14, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada.

1993: "Comercio de Autopartes en la Industria Automotriz Mexicana" (Autoparts Trade in the Mexican Automotive Industry) in Third International Trade and Finance Association Meeting, May 21-23, Miami, Florida.

1993: "Inversión Extranjera Directa y el Tratado de Libre Comercio: Algunas Consideraciones para su Análisis" (Foreign Direct Investment and NAFTA, Some Comments) in 35th Annual Conference of Western Social Science Association, April 12-14, Corpus Christi, Texas.

1993: "La Industria de Autopartes México-Canadá ante el TLC" (Autoparts Industry between Mexico and Canada under NAFTA) with Mercado, M. in 34th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, March 21-23, Acapulco, México.

1992: "Impactos de la integración comercial México-Estados Unidos-Canadá: Un análisis de la creación y desviación de comercio" (Trade Integration Impacts between Mexico, United States and Canada: An Analysis by Trade Creation and Diversion) with Fuentes, A. in Joint Annual Meeting, The Association of Borderlands Studies, February 3-5, El Paso, Texas.

Invited Presentations

2012 “Potencial del micro financiamiento: revision y desafíos” ( Microfinance Potentials: revision and challenges). I Conferencia Internacional Mujer de los Andes, June 14, Puno, Peru.

2007 “Cuantificación del comercio intra-industrial mexicano en el marco del TLC ¿se cumplieron las expectativas?, (Cuantification of the Mexican Intra-Industry Trade under NAFTA, Were the expectations fulfilled? El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, MA Programs in Economics and Regional Studies, October 25th.

1996: “Sector Externo mexicano: Determinantes de Largo Plazo” (Mexican Trade Sector, Long Term Determinants) in America Latina: Historia, Espacio y Sociedad, II Jornadas sobre América Latina, November 5-7, Girona, Spain.

1994: "Comercio intraindustrial en la industria automotriz entre México y Canadá" (Intra-industrial Trade in the Automotive Industry Between Mexico and Canada) in Symposium COLEF III, with Alfonso Mercado, October 21-23, in Tijuana, México.

1993: "El Mercado Automotriz en América del Norte" (“Automotive Market in North America”) in Industria Automotriz Mexicana: el Costo del Futuro, Technology Training, November 17-19, México.

1992: "La Industria Maquiladora en Baja California 1990: Análisis por tamaño de empresa y composición de capital" (The Maquiladora Industry in Baja California 1990: An Análisis by Firm Size and Capital Composition) in Symposium COLEF II, October 23-25, Tijuana, México.

1991: "La Infraestructura en la Frontera Norte y el Proceso de Liberalización Comercial" (Infrastructure in the Northern Border and the Trade Liberalization Process), with Zepeda, E. in Mercados de Trabajo: una perspectiva comparativa, tendencias generales y cambios recientes in El Colegio de México, October 22-25, Mexico DF.

1991: "Las Empresas Transnacionales en la Hotelería internacional y el proceso de globalización de los servicios" (Transnational Firms in the Hotel Industry and the Process of the Globalization of Services), In II Congreso Nacional de Investigación Turística, September 11-13, Tijuana.

1991: “TLC en la Frontera Norte: Necesidades de Infraestructura y Posibilidades de Financiamiento" (NAFTA and the Northern Border: Infrastructure Needs and Financial Possibilities), In Forum Nuevas Rutas Nuevos Retos: el Noreste ante la Apertura, August 2-4, Matamoros.

1991: "Acuerdo Automotor: posibilidades y limitaciones en el TLC" (Automotive Agreement: Perspectives and Limitations in the NAFTA) In Sonora ante el Tratado de Libre Comercio, April 5-7, Hermosillo.

1990: "Evaluación del Decreto para la Industria Automotriz Mexicana" (Evaluation of Automotive Mexican Industry Regulation) In Symposium COLEF I, October 22-24, Tijuana.

 

Professional Afiliations

The Latin American Studies Association (LASA).

The Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE).

The Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA).