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Welcome! I am an economic historian working as Associate Professor of Economics at Weber State University. My fields of interest are Economic History, Political Economy, and Institutional Economics. My research focuses on the interaction of politics and economics. Currently, I am studying political and economic elites in the 20th century and the history of Economic History.

I am currently teaching courses on the Economic History of the United States, Introduction to Economics, and Intermediate Microeconomic Theory. I am always developing a course on the History of Economics (History of Economic Thought). Previously, I have taught courses on "American Economic History" and "Economic History and Modern Development" at the University of Maryland at College Park.


Research interests

Institutional development and institutional change; Elites; Political Violence; Spanish Civil War, history of Economic History.


Teaching interests

Economic History (US, Europe or World), Institutional Economics, Political Economy, Microeconomics, History of Economics.


Contact Information

Weber State University

John B. Goddard School of Business and Economics

Department of Economics

1337 Edvalson St DEPT 3807

Ogden, UT 84408-3807

Email: laparraperez at weber dot edu