Jose Mendez

Professor/Assistant Department Chair
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
9801
Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
9801

Biography

Jose A. Mendez joined the ASU economics faculty in 1980.  His primary area of research is in international economics, having published articles related to free trade areas (NAFTA, CACM, EU, etc.), U.S.-Mexico migration, exchange rate regimes, and the impact of multinational firms in developing countries.  His most recent paper is “National Levels of Corruption and Foreign Direct Investment,” Journal of Comparative Economics 47 (2019), with J. Brada, Z. Drabek and M. Perez. 

Professor Mendez currently teaches the Capstone of Economics course and a Microeconomic Principles course for the Global Freshman Academy.  Recently, he also taught Global Business Environment in the MBA program.

In addition to teaching, Professor Mendez serves as Assistant Chair in the department of economics.  In the past, he was director of the W. P. Carey MBA program in Mexico City and spent one year at the U.S. Agency for International Development and three years at the U.S. International Trade Commission.  He has also consulted with the World Bank, Organization of American States, USAID and USIA.

Education

  • Ph.D. Economics, Southern Methodist University 1980
  • M.A. Economics, Southern Methodist University 1978
  • M.A. Latin American Studies, University of Texas-Austin 1976
  • B.A. Latin American Studies, University of Texas-Austin 1974

Research Interests

  • International Trade
  • Economic Development

Publications

Selected Publications

  • "Factor Mobility and the General Equilibrium Model of Production," Journal of International Economics 15 (August 1983), pp. 19-25, (with J. Hill).
  • "The Impact of Undocumented Aliens on Health and Public Health Care in Arizona," Arizona Business 30 (Third Quarter 1983), pp. 3-7, (with C. Esquer).
  • "Regional Economic Integration and the Volume of Intra-Regional Trade: A Comparison of Developed and Developing Countries Experience," Kyklos 36 (Fasc. 4 1983), pp. 589-603, (with J. Brada).
  • “The Empirical Relationship Between Trade, Growth and the Environment,”  International Review of Economics and Finance 7 (1998), pp. 53-61 (with L.Gale).
  • “CACM”, in K. Reinert and R. Rajan (eds.), Princeton Encyclopedia of the World Economy  (Princeton University Press, 2009).
  • “Effort, Technology, and the Efficiency of Agricultural Cooperatives,” Journal of Developing Studies 48 (2012), pp. 1601-1616  (with S. Ahn and J. Brada).
  • “National Levels of Corruption and Foreign Direct Investment,” Journal of Comparative Economics 47 (2019), pp. 31-49 (with J. Brada, Z. Drabek and M. Perez). 

Courses

Fall 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 475Capstone in Economics
ECN 492Honors Directed Study
ECN 493Honors Thesis
Summer 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 492Honors Directed Study
ECN 493Honors Thesis
Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 212Microeconomic Principles
ECN 475Capstone in Economics
ECN 492Honors Directed Study
ECN 493Honors Thesis
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 212Microeconomic Principles
ECN 438Internatl Monetary Economics
ECN 475Capstone in Economics
ECN 492Honors Directed Study
ECN 493Honors Thesis
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 492Honors Directed Study
ECN 493Honors Thesis
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 212Microeconomic Principles
ECN 492Honors Directed Study
ECN 493Honors Thesis
WPC 591Seminar
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 212Microeconomic Principles
ECN 475Capstone in Economics
ECN 492Honors Directed Study
ECN 493Honors Thesis
ECN 503Global Business Environment
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 493Honors Thesis
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 212Microeconomic Principles
ECN 221Business Statistics
ECN 342Sports Economics
ECN 475Capstone in Economics
ECN 492Honors Directed Study
ECN 493Honors Thesis
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 475Capstone in Economics
ECN 503Global Business Environment
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 493Honors Thesis
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 212Microeconomic Principles
ECN 475Capstone in Economics
ECN 493Honors Thesis
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 212Microeconomic Principles
ECN 493Honors Thesis
ECN 503Global Business Environment
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 493Honors Thesis
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 475Capstone in Economics
ECN 493Honors Thesis

Work History

Arizona State University: 1980-present.