Salvador   Contreras

Associate Professor  

Salvador Contreras





Selected Publications


  • Salvador Contreras. Trade, Trade War, Texas, and the Border Region. Border Business Briefs, April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2018.

  • Salvador Contreras. The coveted high skill millennials: An analysis of the Border/South Texas stock. Border Business Briefs, January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2018.

  • Salvador Contreras. "Looking for status appeal? Act interested in your child's education," International Journal of Social Economics no. 3 (2017).

  • Salvador Contreras. The Rio Grande Valley?s four millimeter foe: citrus industry in fight for survival. October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2017.

  • Ruth Cano and Salvador Contreras. Quality and Access to Medical Care in the Border/South Texas Region. Border Business Briefs: A Publication of the Center for Border Economic Studies, September 2017.

  • Salvador Contreras and Emmanuel Torres. Economic pulse of Texas Border Region: Entrepreneurial Activity 2014-2015. Border Business Briefs , 2016.

  • Salvador Contreras. "For Economic Advantage or Something Else? A Case for Racial Identification Switching," The Review of Black Political Economy (December 2016).

  • Salvador Contreras. K-12 Education outlook of Border/South Texas region. Border Business Briefs , 2016.

  • Salvador Contreras, Ruth Cano, and Amirhossein Fard. Trade flows through Border/South Texas ports. Border Business Briefs , 2016.

  • Ruth Cano, Salvador Contreras, and Amirhossein Fard. Trade flows through Border/South Texas ports. Border Business Briefs: A Publication of the Center for Border Economic Studies, July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2016.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Salvador Contreras. An Analysis of the Economic Effects of the Loop 68 Toll Road Projec, Hidalgo County Regional Mobility Authority, $32,000.00 (November 2014 - January 2015)

  • Salvador Contreras. Hidalgo County Census Tract Forecasts, C&M Associates, $40,000.00 (June 2014 - August 2014)



Selected Presentations


  • Salvador Contreras. "Local financial shocks and its effect crime," Freedom and Justice Conference, Pablo, Montana (June 2018)

  • Salvador Contreras and Jorge Gonzalez. "The Role of Organizational Change on Stress, Work Attitudes, and Cognitive Load Utilization: Evidence from a Natural Experiment. ," Western Economic Association Meeting, (2017)

  • Salvador Contreras. "Education environment context switching and its effects on performance and instructor evaluation," ASSA meetings, NEA, San Francisco (2016)

  • Salvador Contreras. Economic Issues Affecting Hispanic and African-American Communities Conference, TAMU & ASHE, College Station (2015)

  • Salvador Contreras. WEAI, Honolulu (2015)

  • Salvador Contreras. ASSA meetings, Philadelphia (2014)

  • Salvador Contreras. Economic Issues Affecting Hispanic and African-American Communities Conference, College Station (2014)

  • Salvador Contreras. WEAI, Denver (2014)

  • Salvador Contreras. "A theoretical exposition of migration enforcement on existing migrant and domestic," ASSA meetings, Atlanta, Georgia (January 2010)

  • Salvador Contreras. "Explaining the generational gap of migrant households.," ASSA meetings, Atlanta, Georgia (January 2010)

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ECON 2301 04 - Principles of Macroeconomics:
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ECON 2301 03 - Principles of Macroeconomics:
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ECON 3355 01 - Development Economics:
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