Alvaro La Parra-Perez

Assistant Professor of Economics

Office: WB 242
Phone: 801-626-7081
Email: laparraperez@weber.edu

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 American Institutions and Economic History of the United States and Principles of Microeconomics at WSU. 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, intermediate microeconomics and history of economic thought.

He 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.