Belinda Román, PhD


PHD – 2010
University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

MPHIL – 2003
London School of Economics, London, England

BA, MA – 1985, 1989
Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas


Complex systems analysis, Agent-based modeling and simulation; Culture, Tolerance and Economic Stratification, Borderlands Studies, Hispanic Studies, Economic History, Gender and Indigenous Issues as relate to Sustainable Growth Development, Heterodox Economics



Palo Alto College, San Antonio, Texas
Fall 2002 – Present

Courses: Principles of Microeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics, Introduction to Economics.


St. Mary’s University
Department of Economics
Course: International Economics
Fall 2011, Spring 2012

University of Western Ontario
Department of Anthropology/First Nations
London, Ontario, Canada
Course: Contacts (between First Nations and Europeans during the Age of Discovery)
Winter 2010, 2011

Trinity University
Department of Economics
Courses: Principles of Micro- and Macroeconomics, Business Statistics
January 2002 – Spring 2007


“Cross-border Financial Networks”, paper, Research Workshop on Border Economics, Network of Border Economics/Red de la Economia Fronteriza (NOBE/REF), University of Texas – Pan Am, Kauffman Foundation, Dallas Federal Reserve Bank – El Paso Branch, December 1, 2011,

‘An Agent-based model for the Humanities': Digital Humanities’ Digital Humanities Quarterly (2013).

“Network Map of Remittances between Mexico and the U.S.”, paper , Western Economics Association International Annual and American Society of Hispanic Economists, San Diego, June 30, 2011.

“Role of Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment Courses in Recruitment and Retention of           Hispanic Students in Higher Education,” The Education of the Hispanic Population, ed. Richard Verdugo and Billie Gastic, Vol. 2, The Hispanic Population Series,  Information Age Publishing, 2012.

“Complexity and Hispanic Studies” unpublished article September 2010.

“The complexity of issues facing the Tigua del Sur Pueblo in the first half of the 20th Century”, Special Issue of Journal of the West (Summer 2010).

Introduction to Macroeconomics and Study Guide, 1st Edition, 2005,  2nd Edition 2007, Kendall Hunt Publishing Company.

“Early Mexico-U.S. Cross-border Financial Networks” Conference Paper, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), The Mexican Revolution and its Effects on the United States” University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas, November 20, 2004

‘Mexico-U.S. Cross-border Institutional Development, 1880-1920,’ Paper , Southwestern Social Sciences Association meeting, New Orleans, LA, 29 March 2002.

‘The US-Mexico Cross-border Market in Historical Perspective, 1848-1920,’ Research Report to the Canadian Conference on Economic History, Niagara Falls, Canada, May 5, 1997.

‘Agents of Integration: Entrepreneurs and the US-Mexico Cross-Border Market, 1848-1920,’ Graduate Seminar paper, Department of Economic History, March 1997.

‘Formación de la economía regional de la periferia del norte, 1848,’ published as part of the proceedings of the Quinto Congreso sobre la Historia Comparativo Regional, Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez,  November 1995.

‘Comparative Economics of Alternative Energy Systems,’ paper.  Proceedings of the Renewable Energy Forum sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development, the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and GTZ, La Paz, Bolivia, 1994.


Fellow, Diversity Initiative for Tenure in Economics (DITE) 2011
Associate, San Antonio Business and Economics Research Institute (SABER)
Member , Network of Border Economists  (NOBE, Federal Reserve Bank – Dallas , El Paso,  Texas Branch Bank)
Member, American Society of Hispanic Economists (ASHE)
Member, Association of Borderlands Studies (ABS)
Member, Western Economics Association International (WEAI)
Member, Southern Economics Association (SEA)
Member, Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social (MALCS)
Member, Latin American Studies Association (LASA) )
Member, Southwestern Social Science Association/Southern Economics Association (2002, 2003, 2009 – present)
Member, Asociación Mexicana de Historia Económica (México, 2003-2004)
Member, Economic History Society, USA (EHA)