Jose Mendez

Professor/Assistant Department Chair
Faculty w/Admin Appointment
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
9801
Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4011
Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
9801

Biography

Jose A. Mendez joined the ASU economics faculty after completing his Ph.D. in Economics from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas in 1980. He also holds a Masters of Arts in Economics and a Bachelors of Arts in Latin American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin.

Professor Mendez's primary area of research is international economics, in which he has published numerous articles on such topics as free trade areas, U.S.-Mexico migration, exchange rate regimes, the U.S. Offshore Assembly provision, and impact of multinational firms in developing countries.   His current research interests continue in the area of free trade areas such as the North American Free Trade Area and the Central American Free Trade Area with the United States.   His most recent paper is Effort, Technology, and the Efficiency of Agricultural Cooperatives, Journal of Developing Studies (2012), with S. Ahn and J. Brada.  He is also interested in the relationship of international trade to development, poverty and inequality.   

Professor Mendez's teaching responsibilities currently include teaching the Capstone of Economics course and a Microeconomic Principles for the Global Freshman Academy.   In the past, he has taught Survey of International Economics to business undergraduates and the Economics of Developing Countries to undergraduate economics majors.

He is currently Assistant Chair of the Economics Department.  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.  Both U.S. government institutions are located in Washington, D.C.   He has also consulted with the World Bank, Organization of American States, USAID and USIA.

Education

  • PhD  Southern Methodist University, 1980
  • MA  Southern Methodist University, 1978
  • MA  University of Texas at Austin, 1976
  • BA  University of Texas at Austin, 1974

Research Interests

  • International Trade
  • Economic Development

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).

Research Activity

  • Mendez,Jose Alfonso*. W.P. Carey Global MBA in Mexico City. INST TECH AUTONOMO DE MEXICO(1/1/2003 - 12/31/2009).
  • Mendez,Jose Alfonso*. EL SALVADOR AGRARIAN REFORM PROJECT. DOS - USAID(1/1/1992 - 12/31/1992).
  • Mendez,Jose Alfonso*. EL SALVADOR AGRARIAN REFORM PROJECT MANAGEMENT. DOS - USAID(9/1/1987 - 12/31/1991).

Courses

Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
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
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 475Capstone in Economics
ECN 493Honors Thesis
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 493Honors Thesis
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 212Microeconomic Principles
ECN 493Honors Thesis
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 306Survey International Economics
ECN 475Capstone in Economics
ECN 493Honors Thesis
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 493Honors Thesis
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 306Survey International Economics
ECN 360Economic Development
ECN 493Honors Thesis
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 306Survey International Economics
ECN 493Honors Thesis
ECN 503Global Business Environment
ECN 591Seminar
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 493Honors Thesis
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 306Survey International Economics
ECN 360Economic Development
ECN 493Honors Thesis
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 306Survey International Economics
ECN 493Honors Thesis
ECN 503Global Business Environment
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 493Honors Thesis
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 306Survey International Economics
ECN 360Economic Development
ECN 493Honors Thesis

Editorships

Referee

  • Journal of International Economics 
  • ACES Bulletin
  • Journal of Comparative Economics 

Work History

Arizona State University: 1992-present. Previous Appointments: Georgetown University