Martin obtained his Ph.D. in Economics from West Virginia University in 2011. Before joining to XJTLU, he worked at the American University of Beirut. His primary research interest includes macroeconomics, regional economics, and applied spatial econometrics; however, he is also interested in other fields such as political economy and Austrian economics. His work has been published in the Journal of Economic Issues, Annals of Regional Sciences, and History of Political Economy among other academic journals. Professor Montero has taught macroeconomics and monetary economics at the principle, intermediate and graduate levels.
PhD, West Virginia University, 2011
MA, West Virginia University, 2009
MA, Western Illinois University, 2006
BS, Universidad Autónoma Gabriel René Moreno, 2005
Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (Fall 2021 – present) Assistant Professor of Economics
American University of Beirut (Fall 2011 – Spring 2021) Assistant Professor of Economics
American University in Bulgaria (Spring 2021) Balkans Scholar
Royal Thai Army War College, Bangkok, Thailand (May 2016) Visiting Scholar
“Female Unemployment in Lebanon: A Time Series Analysis”, Middle East Development Journal, May 2020, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp. 268-283.
"Syrian Refugees in Lebanon: A Spatial Study", with Hossein Radmard, Applied Economics Letters, April 2020, Volume 27, Issue, pp. 417-421.
"Party Cues, Political Trends, and Fiscal Interactions in the United States", with Sebastian Leguizamón, Contemporary Economic Policy, October 2019, Volume 37, Issue 4, pp. 600-620.
"Ideology and the Role of Natural Resources in Bolivia", Journal of Economic Issues, September 2019, Volume 53, Issue 3, pp. 799-812.
“Inflation Volatility and Economic Growth in Bolivia: A Regional Analysis”, with Marco del Río and Sebastian Leguizamon, Macroeconomics and Finance in Emerging Market Economies. (2018) vol.11, No. 1, pp. 36-46.
“The Role of Spatial GDP Spillovers in State-level Okun's Law”, with Arabinda Basistha, Letters in Spatial and Resource Sciences, October 2017, Volume 10, Issue 3, pp. 353–360.
“Mises and Montaigne: A Reply to Bagus et al.”, with Marco del Río, History of Political Economy. (2016) vol.48, No. 4, pp. 741-745.
“Dollarization and Money Demand Stability in Bolivia”, with Darius Martin, Economics and Business Letters. (2015) vol. 4, No. 3.
“Mises and Montaigne”, with Marco del Río, History of Political Economy. (2015) vol. 47, No. 2, pp. 335-341.
“Okun's Law and Urban Spillovers in U.S. Unemployment”, The Annals of Regional Science. (2014) vol. 53, No. 3, pp. 719-730.
“Financial De-dolarization in Bolivia” (in Spanish), with Marco del Río, Estudios Económicos. (2014) 29: 3-25.
“Convergence in Bolivia: A spatial dynamic panel approach” (in Spanish), with Marco del Río, Revista de Economía del Rosario. (2013) vol. 16, No.2, pp. 233-256.
“Public Investment and Economic Growth in Bolivia: A Spatial Analysis” (in Spanish). Revista de Análisis, Banco Central de Bolivia, (2012) vol. 16, pp. 31-57.
Chapters, cases, readings and supplements
“Convergencia Económica en Bolivia”, with Marco del Río. In Banegas, Roger (ed), Tópicos del Crecimiento Económico en Bolivia, Santa Cruz, Bolivia. (October 2017)
"Finn Kydland, Edward Prescott y la Revolución de los Grandes Lagos". In del Río, Marco (ed), En Busca de la Razón Económica, Santa Cruz, Bolivia. (October, 2019)
Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University Brown Bag Seminar Series, On line (September, 2021) | Universidad Católica (Guairá, Paraguay), On line Seminar Series (October, 2020) | Universidad Autónoma Gabriel René Moreno, Actualidad Académica Seminar Series, Online (August, 2020) | University of North Carolina Wilmington, USA, (March, 2020) | University of Zagreb Brown Bag Seminar Series, Croatia (October, 2019) | UPSA Research Workshop, Santa Cruz, Bolivia (August, 2019) | ICNTEF, Athens, Greece (April 2019) | WEAI International Conference, Tokyo, Japan (March 2019) | Economic Challenges in Enlarged Europe, Tallinn, Estonia (June 2018) | European Economics and Finance Society, Ljubljana, Slovenia (June 2017) | The Institute of Economics (EIZ Seminar Series), Zagreb, Croatia (May 2017) | Bolivian Conference on Development Economics, La Paz, Bolivia (December 2016) | Biennial Athenian Policy Forum, Athens, Greece (July 2016) | RIDGE Workshop on Comparative Studies of the Southern Hemisphere in Global Economic History and Development, Montevideo, Uruguay (March 2015) | Australasian Public Choice Conference, Melbourne, Australia (December 2014) | Bolivian Conference on Development Economics, Cochabamba, Bolivia (August 2014) | Encuentro de Economistas de Bolivia, La Paz, Bolivia (August 2014) | Encuentro de Economistas de Bolivia, Tarija, Bolivia (October 2013) | Encuentro de Economistas de Bolivia, Santa Cruz, Bolivia (August 2012) | World Conference Spatial Econometrics Association, Salvador, Bahia (July 2012) | Simposio Spanish Economic Association, Málaga, Spain (December 2011) | American University of Beirut (IFE Seminar Series), Beirut, Lebanon (November 2011) | Midwest Economic Association, St. Louis, USA (March 2011) | Universidad Privada de Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, Bolivia (March 2009).
Graduate Macroeconomics (M.A. and Ph.D. levels)
Graduate Monetary Economics
Managerial Economics for MBA students
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Awards and honours
Best Research Paper Award, “Encuentro de Economistas de Bolivia” sponsored by the Bolivian Central Bank (2014)
Distinguished Researcher Award, Bolivian Economic Association - Santa Cruz branch (2013)
Distinguished Alumni Award, Universidad Autónoma Gabriel René Moreno (2011)
Best Research Paper Award in the Research Contest “Sergio Almaraz Paz”, sponsored by the Bolivian Central Bank (2010)
Jon Vilasuso Advanced Doctoral Student Awards, West Virginia University (2010)
Dadisman Scholarship for Advanced Students, West Virginia University (2007 – 2009)
Best Student Award, Universidad Autónoma Gabriel Rene Moreno (2005)
First Prize in the Research Contest “Investigadores de Ciencia y Tecnología”, Universidad Autónoma Gabriel René Moreno (2004)