Economics and Finance Department

Dr. Tim Roth Dr. Tim Roth,
Department Chair

I want to welcome you to the web site of the Department of Economics and Finance at UTEP. The Department of Economics and Finance shares with the University and the AACSB Accredited College of Business Administration its fundamental mission to provide the highest quality undergraduate education to the citizens of El Paso and the West Texas region, to prepare them to function effectively in society, and to contribute to the quality of life in this community and region. The border location of the University and the expertise developed by the faculty provide an environment that affords opportunities for students to become knowledgeable, among other things, in international economics, international finance, and international business.

In the case of the Master of Science in Economics, the border location of the University and College provides an environment that affords opportunities for students to become knowledgeable in economic matters within the context of a graduate school education comparable to that provided by other accredited institutions.

Recent Highlights

March 2014

Researchers Add Economic Perspective to Water Forecasting

October 2013

College of Business Administration Welcomed into CFA Institute University Recognition Program

August 2013

First Borderplex Economic Barometer report published.

2013 COBA Teaching and Research Awards

Finance Department Outstanding Research Award
Dr. James Upson
Clean Sweep: Informed Trading through Intermarket Sweep Orders
Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis

Economics Department Outstanding Research Award
Dr. Thomas M. Fullerton
Residential Electricity Consumption in Seattle
Energy Economics

Excellence In Undergraduate Instruction by Faculty - Economics and Finance
Dr. Zuobao “Eddie” Wei

Excellence In Undergraduate Instruction by Doctoral Students - Economics and Finance
Jason Heavilin

Excellence In Graduate Instruction - Economics and Finance
Dr. Yu Liu

The College of Business Administration Recognizes
Dr. Oscar Varela
For Excellence in Doctoral Instruction  

2012 COBA Teaching and Research Awards

Excellence In Undergraduate Instruction
Dr. Feixue "Faith" Xie

Excellence In Graduate Instruction
Dr. Yu Liu

Excellence In Undergraduate Instruction by a Ph.D Student
Hilmi Songur

Erick Devos
Economics and Finance Department Research Award
"The Determinants of More Frequent Disclosure: The Case of Issuing Monthly Sales Reports by Retail Firms"
Advances in Quantitative Finance and Accounting

Thomas M. Fullerton Jr.
Economics and Finance Department Research Award
"Borderplex Brand Name Medicine Price Differences"
Applied Economics

January 2012

Border Region Modeling Project Releases New Borderplex Outlook Report.

May 2011

Tom Fullerton has been appointed by the El Paso City Council to a two-year term on the Border Relations Committee.

October 2010

Dr. Tom Fullerton named to Editorial Board of Applied Econometrics & International Development.

August 2010

Politicians, Economists and the Supreme Court at Work: The Founders Betrayed published by Dr. Tim Roth.

July 2010

David Juarez has accepted a position as a Compliance Consultant with Wells Fargo Bank in El Paso. David is in the process of completing his MS Economics thesis on metropolitan area residential electricity consumption.

Jacky S. Charles, MS 2010, has accepted a position as an Economist with the Ministry of Finance & Economic Affairs in St. Lucia.

April 2010

Emmanuel Villalobos, MS Economics student, has accepted a position as an Energy Trader with El Paso Electric Company.

October 2009

Nathan Ashby has been named to a two-year term as a Western Hemispheric Trade Professor by the UTEP College of Business Administration.

October 2009

Doyle Smith, Sergio Contreras, and Tom Fullerton have received the Faculty Research Award in Economics & Finance at the 51st Annual Mountian Plains Management Conference held in Grand Junction, Colorado.

August 2009
Dr. Faith Xie Wins Best Paper Award in Investments

August 2009
Dr. Erik Devos Promoted to Associate Professor of Financee

Why choose AACSB accreditation?
 
Degree Plans
give to UTEP OECD-IMHE