Sergio   Garcia  PhD

Lecturer 1  

Office: ECOBE 231A
Phone: (956) 292-7231
Email: sergio.garcia03@utrgv.edu

Dr. Sergio Garcia PhD

Dr. Garcia is a long time Texan and father of two young boys. Dr. Garcia left Texas following 9/11 to serve at the U.S. Dept. of State and returned to pursue academic and community interests in the Rio Grande Valley. Dr. Garcia's academic and professional work includes investments, real estate and local nonprofit groups.

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Investments
    • International Finance
    • Real Estate
    • Bubble Detection
    • Recursive Models, International Equity Markets
  • Education

    • PhD, Business Administration, The University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley, 2015
    • MBA, Business Administration, The University of Texas - Pan American, 2002
    • BA, Spanish, Texas State University - San Marcos, 2000
  • Currently Teaching

    QUMT 2398 01 - Decision Analytics:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks




Selected Publications


  • Sergio Garcia. The College Savings Factor. McAllen, TX: Green Jay Publishing, 2015.

  • Cristhian Mellado Cid and Sergio Garcia. "The Effects of the Latin American Integrated Market (MILA) on the Foreign Exchange of Colombia, Peru and Chile," American Journal of Economics 4, no. 4(2A) (2014): 42-50.

  • Akinloye Akindayomi and Sergio Garcia. "Drug violence in Mexico and its impact on the fiscal realities of border cities in Texas: evidence from Rio Grande Valley counties," Public and Municipal Finance (January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2014).

  • Sergio Garcia and Alejandro Velasco. "Trump and the Mexican Peso: Identifying the Foreign Exchange Response to a Tumultuous Election," .

  • Sergio Garcia, Diego Escobari, Cristhian Mellado Cid, "Identifying Bubbles in Latin American Equity Markets: Phillips-Peron-Based Tests and Linkages," Emerging Markets Review .

  • Sergio Garcia, Eduardo Saucedo, and Alejandro Velasco. "Fluctuations in Oil Prices and its Effects on the USDMXN Exchange Rate," .



Selected Presentations


  • Sergio Garcia and Cristhian Mellado Cid. "Bubble Identification in Latin American Equity Markets," World Finance Conference, New York, NY (July 2016)

  • Joseph Simpson and Sergio Garcia. "FDI, Terrorism, and Oil: When Resources Matter," Southwest Decision Sciences Institute 46th Annual Meeting, Decision Sciences Institute, Houston, Texas (March 2015)

  • Sergio Garcia. "Continuing Effect of Terrorism on International Financial Markets," Academy of Business Research Conference 2013, Academy of Business Research, San Antonio, Texas (September 2013)

  • Sergio Garcia. "Local Business Response to REconstruction in a Hispanic Community," Border Economic Development and Entrepreneurship Symposium, University of Texas Pan American, Edinburg, TX (November 2012)

  • Sergio Garcia. "EB-5 - Immigrant Investors," Border Economic Development and Entrepreneurship Symposium, University of Texas Pan American, Edinburg, TX (October 2011)

Current Courses

QUMT 2398 01 - Decision Analytics:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks

Previous Courses