Alberto   Dávila

Associate Dean  

Office: ECOBE 114 E
Phone: (956) 665-3315
Email: alberto.davila@utrgv.edu

Professor Alberto Dávila

I was born in Texas, where I lived until I was 12, moving then to Mexico where I spent my teenage years. Therefore, I have a bilingual and bicultural background.

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Hispanic Labor Markets
    • Economics of Language
    • U.S.-Mexico Border Labor Markets
  • Education

    • PhD, Economics, Iowa State University, 1982
    • MS, Economics, Iowa State University, 1979
    • BA, Economics, Pan American University, 1977
  • Currently Teaching

    ECON 3358 02I - Labor Economics:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks
    ECON 3358 01I - Labor Economics:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks




Selected Publications


  • William Darity, Darrick Hamilton, Gregory Price, Alberto Davila, and Marie Mora. "Stratification Economics: A General Theory of Intergroup Inequality," The Hidden Rules of Race: Barriers to an Inclusive Economy. New York: Cambridge University Press, August 2017: 35-51.

  • Alberto Davila and Marie Mora. "LEP Language Disability, Immigration Reform, and English Language Acquisition," American Economic Review P&P 106, no. 5 (May 2016).

  • Marie Mora, Alberto Davila, and James Boudreau. "Social Networks and Black-White Differentials in Public Employment Agency Usage among Mature Job Seekers," Annals of Regional Science (April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2016).

  • Havidán Rodríguez, Alberto Davila, and Marie Mora. "Island-to-Mainland Migration, Geographic Dispersion, and the Socioeconomic Outcomes of Island-Born and Mainland-Born Puerto Ricans between 2006 and 2011," Puerto Ricans in New Destinations. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2014.

  • Marie Mora and Alberto Davila. "Gender and Business Outcomes of Black and Hispanic New Entrepreneurs in the U.S.," American Economic Review P&P (May 2014).

  • Marie Mora and Alberto Davila. "An Overview of Hispanic Economic Outcomes in the First Decade of the 2000s," The Economic Status of the Hispanic Population: Selected Essays. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 2013.

  • Alberto Davila and Marie Mora. "Lessons Learned and Issues Raised about Hispanic Economic Outcomes," The Economic Status of the Hispanic Population: Selected Essays. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 2013.

  • Marie Mora and Alberto Davila. ed. The Economic Status of the Hispanic Population: Selected Essays. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2013.

  • Alberto Davila and Marie Mora. Hispanic Entrepreneurs in the 2000s: An Economic Profile and Policy Implications. Stanford University Press, 2013.

  • Alberto Davila and Marie Mora. "Terrorism and Patriotism: On the Earnings of U.S. Veterans following September 11, 2001," American Economic Review P&P 102, no. 3 (May 2012): 231-266.



Selected Presentations


  • Marie Mora, Alberto Davila, and Havidán Rodríguez. "Puerto Rico’s Economic, Financial, and Unfolding Humanitarian Crises: La Crisis Boricua," Freedom & Justice Annual conference, NEA and ASHE, New York City (August 2017)

  • Alberto Davila, Marie Mora, and Havidán Rodríguez. "Education and Occupational Structures among Island-Born and Mainland-Born Puerto Ricans and Non-Hispanic Whites on the U.S. Mainland: 2006-2014," Allied Social Sciences Association annual meeting, Chicago, IL (January 2017)

  • Marie Mora, Alberto Davila, and Havidán Rodríguez. "Socioeconomic Outcomes of Recent Puerto Rican Migrants and Mexican Immigrants," Latina/o Studies Association Biennial Conference, , Pasadena, CA (July 2016)

  • Marie Mora, Alberto Davila, and Havidán Rodríguez. "Self-Employment and Paid-Employment Outcomes of Hispanic Populations between 2006 and 2011," Southern Economic Association Annual Meetings, Atlanta, GA (November 2014)

  • Marie Mora, Alberto Davila, and Havidán Rodríguez. "Island-to-Mainland Migration, Geographic Dispersion, and the Socioeconomic Outcomes of Island-Born and Mainland-Born Puerto Ricans between 2006 and 2011," Western Economic Association International, Denver, CO (June 2014)

  • Marie Mora, Alberto Davila, and Havidán Rodríguez. "Education, Migration, and the Earnings of Puerto Ricans on the Island and U.S. Mainland: A Synthetic Cohort Analysis, 2006-2011," Southern Economic Association annual meeting, Tampa, FL (November 2013)

  • Marie Mora and Alberto Davila. "Public Procurement and Minority Entrepreneurship," Western Economic Association International annual meeting, WEAI, Seattle, WA (June 2013)

  • Alberto Davila and Marie T Mora. "On the Earnings and Employment of Female Hispanic Entrepreneurs in the 2000s.," Small Business and Entrepreneurship During an Economic Recovery conference, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC (November 2011)

  • Marie T Mora and Alberto Davila. "Technology Usage and Small Business Outcomes among Hispanic Entrepreneurs," Hispanic Economic Experience conference, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Dallas, Tx (June 2011)

  • Marie Mora and Alberto Davila. "Public Employment Agency Usage among Mature Job Seekers: An Analysis of Black-White Differentials Using Restricted Geocode NLSY79 Data," Allied Social Science Association annual meeting, National Economic Association, Denver, CO (January 2011)

Current Courses

ECON 3358 02I - Labor Economics:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
ECON 3358 01I - Labor Economics:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks

Previous Courses