Dr. Luis San Vicente Portes

Professor | Economics | Feliciano School of Business
Location: 557
Telephone: 973-655-2126
Fax: 973-655-4456
Email: portesl@montclair.edu

Biography

Dr. Luis San Vicente Portes is a professor teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate level including Macroeconomics, International Economics and Economic Development. He is the author of various publications that have appeared in the Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Journal of Economic Development, Global Economy Journal, among others.

Over the years, he has been involved as a Consultant at World Bank (2010) and Inter-American Development Bank (2002-03). He has also served on the Ministry of Finance Mexico (1999-2000) and Petroleos Mexicanos PEMEX (1998-1999). He comes to the SBUS also as former lecturer in the University of Graz, Georgetown University and Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico.

Dr. San Vicente Portes received his B.A. in Economics and a Diploma in Business Development and Administration atInstituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México. He continued his pursuit of Economics receiving both his M.A. and later his Ph.D from Georgetown University.

Expertise

Macroeconomics
International Economics
Business cycles
Inequality
Migration
Remittances.

Education

  • Ph D, Economics, 2005, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
  • MA, Economics, 2002, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
  • Other, Business Development and Administration, 1999, Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM), Mexico City, Mexico
  • BA, Economics, 1998, Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM), Mexico City, Mexico
  • Other, Economics, 1994, London School of Economics, London, England

Professional Experience

  • Lecturer, University of Graz. (2010 - Current).
  • Professor, Montclair State University. (September 2005 - Current).
  • Visiting Professor, University of Graz. (June 2019 - July 2019).
  • Consultant, Inter-American Development Bank. (September 2016 - May 2017).
  • Consultant, Inter-American Development Bank. (February 2015 - September 2015).
  • Consultant, World Bank. (April 2010 - June 2015).
  • Visiting Professor, University of Graz. (June 2011 - July 2011).
  • Lecturer, Georgetown University. (June 2005 - July 2005).
  • Lecturer, Georgetown University. (July 2004 - August 2004).
  • Consultant, Inter-American Development Bank. (June 2003 - August 2003).
  • Consultant, Inter-American Development Bank. (August 2002 - October 2002).
  • Lecturer, Georgetown University. (June 2002 - July 2002).
  • Lecturer, Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM). (January 1999 - March 2000).

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Reviewer Award , International Journal of Development Issues. (September 2016).
  • Distinguished Research , Academy of Economics and Economics Education.
  • Who's Who in America , Marquis Who's Who.
  • Who's Who in America , Marquis Who's Who.
  • Dissertation Defense Distinction , Georgetown University. (May 2005).
  • Merit Based Georgetown University Graduate Fellowship , Georgetown University. (January 2002).
  • Doctoral Fellowship , CONACYT (Mexico). (August 2000).

Refereed Published Articles

  • San Vicente Portes, L., Atal, V., Juarez Torres, M. (2019). Women's Empowerment: Aggregate Effects on Savings and Wealth. Banco de México Documentos de Investigación, 2019 (21),
  • San Vicente Portes, L., Atal, V., Juarez Torres, M. (2019). From Households to National Statistics: Macroeconomic Effects of Women's Empowerment. Economic Modelling, 79 pp. 286-294.
  • Bewayo, E., San Vicente Portes, L. Environmental Factors for Social Entrepreneurship Success: Comparing Four Regions. American Journal of Management, 16 (4),
  • Ozenbas, D., Meziani, A., San Vicente Portes, L. (2015). Liquidity under Extreme Market Volatility: The Case of the SPY, IVV and RSP Funds. Financial Decisions, (Fall),
  • Ozenbas, D., Meziani, A., San Vicente Portes, L. (2014). Liquidity Effects of Firm Size and Market Distress on Index Tracking ETFs. Journal of International Financial Studies, 14 (3),
  • Ozenbas, D., San Vicente Portes, L. (2014). Stock Price Volatility and Firm Capital Structure Decisions During the Financial Crisis. The Journal of American Academy of Business, Cambridge, 19 (2),
  • San Vicente Portes, L., Atal, V. (2014). The Big Mac Index: A Shortcut To Inflation And Exchange Rate Dynamics? Price Tracking And Predictive Properties. International Business and Economics Research Journal, 13 (4), pp. 741-756.
  • San Vicente Portes, L. (2012). Macroeconomic and Financial Effects of High and Volatile Oil Prices. Journal of Economics and Economic Education Research, 13 (2),
  • Ozenbas, D., San Vicente Portes, L. Aggregate Investment Cycles, Firm-Level Risk and Capital Structure: Does Firm Size Matter?. Journal of International Finance and Economics, 11 (1),
  • San Vicente Portes, L. (2011). Foreign Direct Investment Return Differentials. Journal of International Finance Studies, 11 (3),
  • Ozenbas, D., San Vicente Portes, L. (2011). Does Firm Size Matter? The Relationship between Firm Level Volatility, GDP Volatility and Capital Structure Decisions for Firms of Different Size Groups. The Business Review, Cambridge, 17 (2),
  • Ozenbas, D., San Vicente Portes, L. (2011). Idiosyncratic Volatility and Capital Structure: Firms’ Response to Larger Risk within a Financial Accelerator Framework. Financial Decisions, 23 Summer 2011 (1), pp. 24.
  • Ozenbas, D., San Vicente Portes, L. (2010). Capital Structure and Firm-Level Risk: Trends and Macroeconomic Implications. Review of Business Research, 10 (4),
  • Meziani, A., San Vicente Portes, L. (2010). Micro-Cap Stocks: On the Quest for Lower Risk and Higher Returns. International Review of Business Research, 5 (1), pp. 1-11.
  • Paul, S., San Vicente Portes, L. (2009). Corruption and Foreign Direct Investment. Journal of Ethics and Critical Thinking, Global Landscapes: Business, Ethics and Sustainability in the 21st Century
  • San Vicente Portes, L. (2009). On the Distributional Effects of Trade Policy: Dynamics of Households Saving and Asset Prices. Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 49 (3),
  • San Vicente Portes, L. (2009). Remittances, Poverty and Inequality. Journal of Economic Development, 34 (1),
  • San Vicente Portes, L., Ozenbas, D. (2009). On Balance Sheets, Idiosyncratic Risk and Aggregate Volatility. The B. E. Journal of Macroeconomics, 9 (1), pp. 1-25.
  • Ozenbas, D., San Vicente Portes, L. (2009). Relationship between GDP Volatility, Idiosyncratic Stock Price Risk and Firms’ Capital Structure: An Explanation within the Financial Accelerator Framework. The Business Review, Cambridge, 14 (1), pp. 1-8.
  • San Vicente Portes, L. (2008). Foreign Direct Investment and Inequality. International Journal of Business Research, 8 (2),
  • San Vicente Portes, L. (2008). Poverty and Distributional Implications of Rising Food Prices. European Journal of Management, 8 (3),
  • San Vicente Portes, L. (2007). Aggregate Gains of International Diversification through Foreign Direct Investment: An Inquiry into the Moderation of U.S. Business Cycles. Global Economy Journal, 7 (4),
  • San Vicente Portes, L., Kim, D. (2007). Foreign Direct Investment and Aggregate Volatility. International Journal of Business Research, 7 (3),
  • Kim, D., San Vicente Portes, L. (2007). The Role of International Corporate Diversification on the Probability of Financial Distress. Review of Business Research, 7 (2),

Books & Chapters Published

  • Yepez, R., San Vicente Portes, L., Garcia, L. (2013). Planning for Higher Oil Prices: Power Sector Impact in Latin America and the Caribbean. : The World Bank.
  • Atal, V., San Vicente Portes, L. (2012). Women’s Empowerment and Households’ Consumption-Savings Decisions. : Economic Empowerment for Women: A Global Perspective (M. Lownes-Jackson and R. Guy ed.), Informing Science Press.
  • San Vicente Portes, L. (2010). Labor Hours, Employment, and "The Great Moderation". : Nova Science Publishers.

Published Proceedings

  • Ozenbas, D., San Vicente Portes, L. (2011). Idiosyncratic Volatility and Capital Structure: Firms’ Response to Larger Risk within a Financial Accelerator Framework. : Twelfth International Conference of the Society for Global Business & Economic Development. Refereed
  • Meziani, A., San Vicente Portes, L. Seeking alpha beyond small cap markets: the risk and returns dynamics of micro-cap stocks. : Northeast Business and Economics Association (NBEA. Refereed
  • San Vicente Portes, L., Ozenbas, D. (2006). On Balance Sheets, Idiosyncratic Risk and Aggregate Volatility: Is Firm Volatility Good for the Economy?. : Proceedings of the 6th Global Conference on Business and Economics..