Sotomayor , Maritza PhD
Associate Professor
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Finance & Economics Department

Woodbury School of Business


Teaching Philosophy

Since I teach economics in a business school, my teaching approach is to focus on applied economics. Therefore, my teaching philosophy is based on the connection between theoretical concepts and how these concepts can be applied to different areas of knowledge. One of my main goals is for students to be able to analyze and digest information from the economics perspective. My purpose is to make economics understandable to them as a significant element of a well-rounded college education. I believe the fundamentals of economics can help people to make better choices and become better citizens

                Courses I Teach

ECON 2010 (Microeconomics)

ECON 2020 (Macroeconomics)

ECON305G (International Economics)

ECON 3820 (Economic Development)

ECON 4960 (Senior Seminar Special Topics in Economic Issues)

MGMT 6930 (International Engagement)

ECON 6300 (Managerial Economics)


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, Economic Development, History and Economic Development of Latin America.

Mentoring undergraduate research students

Professional Affiliations

The Latin American Studies Association (LASA).

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

The Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA).

Recent Refereed Publications

“Are all Foreign Capital Created Equal? Evidence from Asia and Latin America.” 2019, co-author with Chan, L, and Lien, D. Accepted for publication at Frontier of Economics in China.

“Determinants of Inflation in Egypt and Mexico: Empirical Evidence.” 2019 co-author with Kia, A. accepted for publication Economic and Business Review.

"Concepts and Measurements of Economic Interdependence: The Case of the United States and Mexico." 2016 co-author with Barajas, R. and Kia, A. Global Economics Journal, 16(1): 63-90.

"Vertical Specialization of Production: Critical Review and Empirical Evidence for the Mexican Manufacturing Industries 1994-2014."  2016International Journal of Business and Social Research, 6(2): 11-28.

"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.) 2014 in Norteamerica, Revista Academica del CISAN-UNAM, Vol. 9, num. 1 pp. 143-170. co-author with Barajas, M del R.,  and Martinez, M.

“Patterns and Determinants of Intra Industry Trade for the Mexican Non-Maquiladora Manufacturing Industry” 2014 in Journal of Business Inquiry, Vol 11, pp 33-57.