ALVARO LA PARRA-PEREZ

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ECONOMICS

Alvaro La Parra-Perez


CONTACT


PHONE: 801.626.7081

EMAIL: laparraperez@weber.edu  

OFFICE: WB 242

WEBSITE


ABOUT


Alvaro La Parra-Perez earned his PhD in economics from the University of Maryland in 2014 and is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Economics at Weber State University.

His fields of interest are economic history, political economy and institutional economics. His research focuses on the interaction of politics and economics. Currently, he is studying how elites' professional and economic incentives affected development and the stability of institutional arrangements in developing countries through history. Specifically, he works on political violence and elites during the Second Spanish Republic (1931-1939).

He teaches Economic History of the United States, Principles of Microeconomics, and Intermediate Microeconomic Theory at WSUA. Previously, he also taught American Economic History before the Civil War and Economic History and Modern Development at the University of Maryland. He is also interested in developing courses on the political economy, European economic history, and history of economic thought.


EDUCATION


Ph.D., Economics - University of Maryland, 2014

MA, Economics - University of Valencia, Spain, 2008

BA Economics - University of Valencia, Spain, 2007

BA Economics - University of Nantes, France, 2006


AWARDS


Best Paper at European School of New Institutional Economics 2014 (Cargèse, France) for “Fighting Against Democracy. Military Factions during the Second Republic and Spanish Civil War (1931-1939)”


HOBBIES


Alvaro is also an avid soccer fan both as player and as spectator. Being a lover of good soccer, he has no option but being a resolute Barcelona supporter.


WEB & SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS


WEBSITE


PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS


GOOGLE SCHOLAR REFERENCE

PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS

  1. “Disloyalty and Logics of Fratricide in Civil War: Executions of Officers in Republican Spain, 1936-1939.” With Theodore McLauchlin. Comparative Political Studies, forthcoming, 2018.

  2. “Spain is Not Different. Institutional Development and the Army in the Second Spanish Republic and Civil War” Revista Universitaria de Historia Militar, 9(5), pp. 52-74, June 2016.


PRESENTATIONS

  1. “Disloyalty and Logics of Internecine Violence in Civil War: Executions of Officers in Republican Spain, 1936-1939.” (also titled “Fearing Betrayal, Betraying Fear? Executions of Officers in Republican Spain, 1936-1939.”) (with Theodore McLauchlin)

  • 2017. Utah State University Economics Workshop. Logan, Utah, October 30.
  • 2017. American Political Science Association Annual Meeting. San Francisco, California. August 31-September 3.
  • 2017. International Business Research Conference. Universidad Austral, Rosario, Argentina, August 4.
  1. “Fighting Against Democracy: Military Factions in the Second Spanish Republic and Civil War (1931-1939)”
    • 2013. Seminario Permanente de Historia e Instituciones Económicas, Colegio de México, November 26
    • 2013. Seminarios Aplicados del CIE. ITAM, November 28
    • 2014. Workshop on Order, Conflict, and Violence. Yale University, March 25
    • 2014. Economics Seminar. Clemson University, September 26
    • 2014. Workshops of the Área de Historia e Instituciones Económicas.
    • Universitat de València, December 18


CONFERENCE PAPERS PRESENTED

  1. “Fearing Betrayal, Betraying Fear? Executions of Officers in Republican Spain, 1936-1939.” (with Theodore McLauchlin)
    • 2016. Workshop on Micro-Comparative Studies of 20th Century Conflicts. Yale University, New Haven, April 23-24.
  2. “Fighting Against Democracy: Military Factions in the Second Spanish Republic and Civil War (1931-1939)”
    • 2014. European School on New Institutional Economics. Cargèse, France. May 19-23
    • 2014. International Society for New Institutional Economics Annual Conference. Durham, North Carolina. June 19-21
    • 2014. Economic History Association Annual Meeting. Columbus, Ohio. September 12-14
    • 2015. Association Française de Science Economique Congress. Rennes, France. June 22-24