Economics Faculty

Alberto Isgut

Office: PAC 222

Telephone: x3958
     (From off-campus: 860-685-3958)


Office Hours: Tu 2:00-3:10pm, Th 10:00-11:10am, or by appointment

Course Links:  Econ 261 Economic Development of Latin America (Spring 2004)
Econ 331 International Finance (Spring 2004)
Econ 271 International Trade (Fall 2003)
  Econ 300 Quantitative Methods in Economics (Fall 2003)
CSS 429/430 Junior Economics Tutorial (Spring 2003)

Journal Articles and Book Chapters:
"Common currencies and market integration across cities: How strong is the link?," forthcoming in V. Alexander, J. Mélitz, and G. M. von Furstenberg (eds.), Monetary Unions and Hard Pegs: Effects on Trade, Financial Development, and Stability, Oxford University Press, 2004.
"Nonfarm income and employment in rural Honduras: Assesing the role of locational factors," Journal of Development Studies, Vol. 40, No. 3, pp. 59-86.
"Irreversibilities in Fixed Capital Adjustment: Evidence from Mexican and Colombian Plants," with R. Gaston Gelos, Economics Letters, Vol. 74 (2001), pp. 85.89.
"Fixed Capital Adjustment: Is Latin America Different?," with R. Gaston Gelos, Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 83, No. 4 (November 2001), pp. 717-726.
"What's Different About Exporters? Evidence from Colombian Manufacturing," Journal of Development Studies, Vol. 37, No. 5 (June 2001), pp. 57-82.
"Developing Countries' Borrowing in the International Financial Market with an Uncertain Credit Ceiling," International Journal of Finance and Economics, Vol. 6 (2001), pp. 171-183.
"Microeconomic Adjustment During Structural Reforms: The Nicaraguan Manufacturing Sector 1991-1995," with Ann Veiderpass and Mario Tello, Canadian Journal of Development Studies, Vol. 20, No. 3 (1999), pp. 545-566.

Other Publications:

"A review of After Neoliberalism: What Next for Latin America? by Lance Taylor (Ed.)," Journal of Comparative Economics, Vol. 29 (2001), pp. 400-402.
Investment in Developing Countries: Explorations in Capital Flows, Productivity and Microadjustment, Ph.D. Thesis, University of Toronto, 1997.
"Inversión y Eficiencia Técnica en la Industria Manufacturera Colombiana," Ensayos sobre Politica Económica, No.39 (1996), pp. 5-34.

Special Projects:

Ricardian Explorer: an interactive computer game that simulates the functioning of a simple model of international trade.

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