Education

Professional Training

2009:

Business Ethics: Education and Organizational Best Practices Certificate

University of New Mexico, Anderson School of Management, Management Development Center

Academic Positions

Metropolitan State University of Denver

    • Professor of Economics, Fall 2020 -

    • Associate Professor of Economics, Fall 2010-Spring 2020

    • Director, Exploring Economic Freedom Project, Fall 2008-

    • Interim Director, Honors Program, Summer 2010-Spring 2011

    • Assistant Professor of Economics, Spring 2004-Spring 2010

    • Visiting Instructor of Economics, Fall 2002-Fall 2003

Institute for Humane Studies

    • Professional Editor, Spring 2013 -Summer 2013

    • Faculty/Lecturer, Summer 2012-

Association of Private Enterprise Education

    • Executive Board Member, Spring 2008-May 2012

    • Undergraduate Research Poster Competition Co-Organizer 2012-

Journal of Entrepreneurship & Public Policy (Volume 5, No. 2, 2016)

Indian Journal of Economics & Business

  • Guest Editor, Symposium Economic Development, Transition Economics, and Globalization: Austrian & Public Choice Perspectives, 2006-2007

Fields of Interest

Law and Economics, Organizational Economics, Economic History, and Political Economy

Refereed Publications

Journal Articles

"Latin American Populism in the Twenty-First Century." (with Nicolas Cachanosky), The Independent Review. Forthcoming Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3147096

"The Grecian Horse: Does Immigration Lead to the Deterioration of American Institutions?" (with Nicolas Cachanosky) Public Choice, Volume 174, Issue 3–4 (March) 2018, pp 351–405

"Indirectly productive entrepreneurship" (with Nicolas Cachanosky) Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy 5(2) 2016: 161-175.

"Should the Government Regulate Insider Trading?" Journal of Libertarian Studies 22 (1) 2011: 379-398.

"Insider Trading: Is There an Economist in the Room?" (with Brian Gardiner) The Journal of Private Enterprise 24 (2) Spring 2009: 113-136.

"Internal vs. External Explanations: A New Perspective on the History of Economic Thought." Proceos de Mercado: Revista Europea de Economía Política 5 (2) Fall 2008: 35-132.

"How Do We Think About Insider Trading? An Economist's Perspective on How the Insider Trading Debate Has Influenced the Way We Think About Insider Trading? Journal of Law, Economics, and Policy 4 (2) 2008: 249-271.

"The Regulation of Insider Trading as an Agency Problem." Florida State University Business Review 5 2005-2006: 63-79.

"Can Agency Theory Justify the Regulation of Insider Trading?" The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics 5 (1) 2002: 3-38.

Book Chapter

"Employment VISAs: An International Comparison." (with Nicolas Cachanosky) In Benjamin W. Powell (Ed.), Oxford University Press. 2015.

"Insider Trading: What is Seen and What is Not Seen." Research Handbook on Insider Trading, edited by Richard Bainbridge, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. 2013.

Book Review

"Review of Research Handbook on Austrian Law and Economics edited by Todd J. Zywicki and Peter J. Boettke." The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics 21(2) (Summer) 2018: 171-183.

"Review of Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein." The Review of Austrian Economics 22 2009: 425-429.

Refereed Conference Proceedings and Presentations

Conference Proceedings and Paper Presentations

“Immigration and Ideology.” Associate of Private Enterprise Education, Nassau, Bahamas (April 6, 2019).

“Immigration and Economic Freedom.” Associate of Private Enterprise Education, Las Vegas, Nevada (April 2, 2018).

"Immigration and Economic Freedom in the 50 States," Associate of Private Enterprise Education, Lahaina, Hawaii. (April 10, 2017).

"The Grecian Horse: Does Immigration Lead to the Deterioration of American," Public Choice Society, New Orleans. (March 2, 2017).

"Indirectly Productive Entrepreneurship," Southern Economic Association, New Orleans, Louisiana. (November 22, 2015).

"The Invisible Condom: Why Did the Adult Film Industry Opt for Testing Protocols?" Association of Private Enterprise Education, Cancun, Mexico. (April 13, 2015).

"Indirectly Unproductive Entrepreneurship," Public Choice Society, San Antonio. (March 15, 2015).

"Inefficient Markets," Association of Private Enterprise Education, Las Vegas, NV. (April 14, 2014).

"Reform of Employment Visas: An International Comparison," Association of Private Enterprise Education, Las Vegas, Nevada. (April 14, 2014).

"Inefficient Privacy: Privacy Laws, Reputation, and Self-Regulation in the Adult Film Industry," Association of Private Enterprise Education, Lahaina, Hawaii. (April 15, 2013).

"Could Insider Trading Be Good for Capitalism?" Association of Private Enterprise Education, Las Vegas, NV, April 1-3, 2012.

"Hermandad: To Protect and Serve in Medieval Spain." Association of Private Enterprise Education, Nassau, The Bahamas, April 10-12, 2011.

"The Determinants of Condom Use in the Adult Film Industry." (with Collin Fausnaugh) Association of Private Enterprise Education, Las Vegas, NV, April 11-13, 2010.

"Why Self-Regulate? The Case of the Adult Film Industry." Southern Economic Association, San Antonio, TX, November 20-22, 2009.

"Entre-porno-ship and Social Norms: Entrepreneurship, Porn Mainstreaming, and Pop Culture." Association of Private Enterprise Education, Guatemala City, Guatemala, April 5-7, 2009.

"Insider Trading: Do Economists Reach a Conclusion?" (with Brian Gardiner) Association of Private Enterprise Education, Las Vegas, NV, April 4-8, 2008.

"Early 20th Century Drug Prescription Laws: A Public Choice Analysis." (with Arthur A. Fleisher, III) Southern Economic Association, New Orleans, LA, November 18-21, 2007.

"Theory and History: Peter Bauer's Contribution to Development Economics." Austrian Scholars Conference, Auburn, AL, March 15-18, 2007.

"Fatal Adverse Selection and Self-Regulation in the Adult Film Industry." Southern Economic Association, Charleston, SC, November 18-21, 2006; Association of Private Enterprise Education, Las Vegas, NV, April 2-4, 2006.

"The Regulation of Insider Trading as an Agency Problem." Association of Private Enterprise Education, Orlando, FL, April 3-5, 2005.

"Government Regulation, Unintended Consequences, and the Rise of Omnipotent Management." (with Andrei Kreptul) Austrian Scholars Conference, Auburn, AL, March 18-29, 2004.

"Explaining the Rise of Omnipotent Management." (with Jason J. Hilsman) Southern Economic Association, San Antonia, TX, November 21-23, 2003; Western Economic Association International, Denver, CO, July 11-15, 2003.

"Toward a Reconstruction of the Ethics of Insider Trading." Austrian Scholars Conference, Auburn, AL, March 30-31, 2001.

"Insider Trading, Agency Problems, and the Separation of Ownership and Control." Southern Economic Association, Washington D.C., 2000.

Workshop Paper Presentations

"The Political Economy of the Adult Film Industry." San Jose State University Graduate Student Workshop, March 16, 2012.

"Self-Regulation in the Adult Film Industry: Why are HIV Outbreaks the Exception and Not the Norm?" George Mason University Economics Department Workshop in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, January 27, 2009; New York University Economics Department Colloquium on Market Institutions and Economic Processes, March 23, 2009.

Non-Refereed Conference Publications and Presentations

Publications

"Can Regulation of Insider Trading Be Effective?" C Vidya (Ed.), Insider Trading: Regulatory Perspectives, Hyderabad, India: Amicus Books, The Icfai University Press. 2007: 75-108.

"Introduction to the Symposium on Economic Development, Transition Economics, and Globalization: Austrian and Public Choice Perspectives." Indian Journal of Economics and Business, Special Issue – Symposium on Economic Development, Transition Economics, and Globalization: Austrian and Public Choice Perspectives, 2007: 1-6.

Presentations

"Politics without Romance: Thoughts on How to Cure Unpleasant Truths." Presentation for Students for Liberty in Association with the Institute for Humane Studies at the University of Denver, Denver, CO, November 10th, 2012.

"Politics without Romance: Thoughts on How to Cure Unpleasant Truths." Presentation for Students for Liberty in Association with the Institute for Humane Studies at the University of North Texas, Denton, TX, October 13th, 2012.

"The Political Economy of Crony Capitalism." Presentation for the Denver Business Economists Association, October 10th, 2012.

"Insider Trading: What is Seen and What is Not Seen." Presentation for the Western Carolina University's Economics Club, September 20th, 2012.

"Porno Economicus: The Political Economy of Self-Regulation in the Adult Film Industry." Presentation for the Loyola University – New Orleans Econ Club, April 19th, 2012.

"Could Insider Trading Be Good for Capitalism?" Guest Lecturer in the Loyola University – New Orleans MBA program, April 18th, 2012.

Workshop on A Brief History of Libertarianism, LaJolla, CA, March 12, 2012.

Liberty Fund Symposium: Liberty and Responsibility in the Thought of Frédéric Bastiat, LaJolla, CA, March 8-12, 2012.

"Could Insider Trading Be Good for Capitalism?" Presentation at the Scott L. Probasco Jr. Chair of Free Enterprise Luncheon, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, November 10, 2011.

Liberty Fund Symposium: Manuel Ayau on Liberty and the Fundamentals of Economic Exchange, Guatemala City, Guatemala, April 29 – May 1, 2011.

"Could Insider Trading Be Good for Capitalism?" Presentation for the Political Economy Student Club Praxis. Hillsdale College, Michigan, March 3, 2011.

"Immigration: Myths & Realities." Two presentations for the SWEET student economics club. University of Alaska-Fairbanks, Alaska, February 25, 2011.

"The Contributions of Henry Manne: Insider Trading." Austrian Scholars Conference, Auburn, AL, March 11-13, 2010.

"WTF!?! Where is The Funding?" Panel Discussion with Robert Reichardt, Andrew Bateman, Andrew Romanoff. Metropolitan State College of Denver, Tivoli Room 320 B&C. Event Sponsored by the MSCD Office of Student Activities, April 13, 2009.

"SHOW ME THE MONEY!' Prospects for a Healthy Economy" Panel Discussion. Metropolitan State College of Denver, Multicultural Lounge. Event Sponsored by the MSCD Office of Student Activities. November 18, 2008.

2008. Liberty Fund Symposium: Henry Hazlitt & Economic Freedom, Denver, Colorado, September 25-27, 2008.

Padilla, Alexandre. 2007. "The Law, Economics, and Ethics of Insider Trading." Pikes Peak Economics Club, Colorado Spring, May 17, 2007.

An Introduction to Austrian Economics: The Micro foundations of Austrian Economics. University of Denver Student Economics Club, University of Denver. March 9, 2007.

"Developing Stock Exchanges: Lessons from the Past – The Cases of Amsterdam and London Stock Exchanges in the 16th and 17th Century." Guest Lecturer in the Department of Economics at the University of Colorado- Boulder, March 18, 20, and April 1, 2003.

"The Legacy of Murray N. Rothbard's Man, Economy and State to Agency Theory"40th Anniversary Symposium in Honor of Murray Rothbard's Man, Economy, and State, Austrian Scholars Conference 8, Auburn, AL, March 13, 2003.

"The Economics of Insider Trading." Invited Lecture at Advanced Summer Seminar in Austrian Economics, Foundation for Economic Education, Hudson, NY, June 26, 2002.

Popular Press Publications

"Amendment 64 good for the government, citizens of Colorado." Denver Post, The Idea Log for Opinion. October 9, 2012.

"Why California shouldn't force porn stars to wear condoms." The Daily Caller. September 28, 2012.

"Bad news for the land of the free." The Daily Caller. September 25, 2012.

"For convention, Tampa needs 'free market' attitude about prostitution." August 25th, 2012.

"Free this vice." The Pittsburgh Tribune Review. August 23rd, 2012.

"Not-So-Safe Sex" Forbes, Commentary. December 7, 2009.

"Minimum Wage Increase: a Wing and a Prayer" (with Arthur A. Fleisher, III and Steven T. Call). National Taxpayers Union Blog. November 4, 2006.

"Martha Is Not Guilty." Ludwig von Mises Institute Daily Article, June 17, 2003.

"The Modern Witch Hunt." LewRockwell.com, October 22, 2002.

"Friedrich A. Hayek (1899-1992)." Daily Article at http://www.libres.org, April 6, 2002.

"Régulateurs de Marche: Big Brother est de Retour !" Daily Article at http://www.libres.org, October 22, 2001.

"Les Prix Nobel d'Economie 2001: Le Jury Victime d'une Asymétrie d'Information." Daily Article at http://www.libres.org, October

"Greenspan IV: Retour à Keynes." Daily Article at http://www.libres.org, April 23, 2001.

"Harmonisation Fiscale Européenne: Le Début de l'URSE." Daily Article at http://www.libres.org, December 11, 2000.

"Le Déficit de la Balance Commerciale Française: L'Avis d'Un Libéral du 19ième Siècle." Daily Article at http://www.libres.org, October 23, 2000.

"Un Prix Nobel d'Economie Pour Quels Economistes?" Daily Article at http://www.libres.org, October 13, 2000.

"Napster: La Fin du Copyright?" Daily Article at http://www.libres.org, October 9, 2000.

"FMI et Banque Mondiale: Les Anti-Mondialistes Ne Sont Pas les Seuls à les Condamner." Daily Article at http://www.libres.org, October 2, 2000.

"Un FMI Libéral?" Daily Article at http://www.libres.org, September 25, 2000.

"Une Croissance Américaine Dopée par les Immigrés." Daily Article at http://www.libres.org, September 18, 2000.

"France Fiscalement Attractive: C'est Pas Gagné!" Daily Article at http://www.libres.org, September 4, 2000.

"La Fin du Socialisme Italien." Daily Article at http://www.libres.org, July 3, 2000.

"Actionnaire! Que la Force Soit Avec Toi." Daily Article at http://www.libres.org, June 19,

"France Telecom Gagne, France Impôts Perd." Daily Article at http://www.libres.org, June 5, 2000.

"Le Pari de la Bourse de Paris." Daily Article at http://www.libres.org, May 22, 2000.

"La Vérité Sur la Sous Capitalisation Française." Daily Article at http://www.libres.org, May 15, 2000.

"La COB: Flic ou Voyou de la Bourse?" Daily Article at http://www.libre.org, May 9, 2000.

Padilla, Alexandre. 2000. "Stop aux Stock-Options." Daily Article at http://www.libres.org, May 1, 2000.

"Harmonisation Fiscale Européenne: Faut-il "Organiser" la Concurrence Fiscale." Daily Article at http://www.libres.org, April 17, 2000.

"Les Vraies Raisons de la Chute du NASDAQ." Daily Article at http://www.libres.org, April 10, 2000.

"France Telecom: Privatisation Très Publique." Daily Article at http://www.libres.org, March 13, 2000.

"L'EUROFIN: Diminuer l'Impôt C'est Bien, Diminuer l'Etat C'est Mieux." Daily Article at http://www.libres.org, March 6, 2000.

"Les Pays-Bas: Le Libéralisme, Ca Marche!" Daily Article at http://www.libres.org, February 28, 2000.

"Miss France: Reine de la Réglementation." Daily Article at http://www.libres.org, February 21, 2000.

Other Research & Scholarly Activities

Work in Progress

Padilla, Alexandre and Cachanosky, Nicolas, Immigration, Economic Freedom, and Ideology (June 3, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3402671; under review at International Trade Journal.

Padilla, Alexandre and Cachanosky, Nicolas and Beck, Jonathan, Immigration and Economic Freedom: Does Immigrants' Education Level Matter? (May 30, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3396748

Cachanosky, Nicolas and Padilla, Alexandre, A Panel Data Analysis of Latin American Populism (April 29, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3304356

Cachanosky, Nicolas and Padilla, Alexandre, An Index of Latin American Populism (February 15, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3375424

Padilla, Alexandre and Cachanosky, Nicolas, The Grecian Horse II: Do Immigrants Import Their Home Country’s Institutions Into Their Host Countries? The Case of the American States (January 15, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3316415

Padilla, Alexandre and Nicolas Cachanosky, “Immigration and Ideology”

Padilla, Alexandre and Andrew T. Young, "Immigration, Economic Freedom, and Institutions"

Gavin Roberts, Padilla, Alexandre, "The Vigilante Game"

Padilla, Alexandre, Gavin Roberts, "The Invisible Condom: Why Did the Adult Film Industry Opt for Testing Protocols?"

Padilla, Alexandre, "Self-Regulation in the Adult Film Industry: Why are HIV Outbreaks the Exception and not the Norm?"

Grants

Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation Grant for Exploring Economic Freedom Project at Metropolitan State University of Denver ($12,000.00), 2018.

Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation Grant for Exploring Economic Freedom Project at Metropolitan State University of Denver ($10,000.00), 2017.

Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation Grant for Exploring Economic Freedom Project at Metropolitan State University of Denver ($20,000.00), 2015.

Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation Grant for Exploring Economic Freedom Project at Metropolitan State University of Denver ($15,000.00), 2014.

Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation Grant for Exploring Economic Freedom Project at Metropolitan State University of Denver ($15,000.00), 2013

Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation Grant for Exploring Economic Freedom Project at Metropolitan State University of Denver ($18,000), 2012.

Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation Grant for Exploring Economic Freedom Project at Metropolitan State College of Denver ($15,500), 2011.

Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation Grant for Exploring Economic Freedom Project at Metropolitan State College of Denver ($15,340), 2010.

Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation Grant for Exploring Economic Freedom Project at

Metropolitan State College of Denver ($12,000), 2009.

Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation Grant for Exploring Economic Freedom Project at Metropolitan State College of Denver ($17,000). 2008.

Honors & Awards

  • Golden Key International Honour Society Outstanding Faculty Award, Fall 200

  • Earhart Foundation Research Scholar, 2001-2002

  • Don Lavoie Memorial Essay Award of the Society for the Development of Austrian Economics, 2000

Teaching Experience

  • Citizen's Guide to Economics

  • Principles of Macroeconomics

  • Principles of Microeconomics

  • Intermediate Microeconomics

  • Industrial Organization & Policy

  • Law & Economics

  • Austrian Economics

  • Economics of Vice

  • Economic Policy Analysis

  • History of Economic Thought

Service

Department

  • Course Coordinator for Principles of Microeconomics/Macroeconomics

  • Chair, Economics Program Assessment Committee, 2008-2012

  • Chair, Search Committee (2006, 2008, 2012)

  • Chair, Student Award Committee

  • Center of Economic Education

School

  • Co-chair, Assurance of Learning Committee (2011-)

  • Chair, Outstanding Student Award Committee (2010-)

  • Co-chair, Retention, Promotion, and Tenure Committee (2012-)

University

  • General Studies Assessment Working Group (2012)

  • College Strategic Planning Committee (2012-)

  • College Student Award Committee (2010-)

  • Faculty Senate General Studies Committee (2004-2011)

Media Interviews

Professional/Journal Referee

    • American Journal of Sociology

  • Human Rights Review

    • International Journal of Social Economics

    • Journal des Economistes et des Etudes Humaines

    • Journal of Economics

    • Journal of Political Economy

    • Journal of Private Enterprise

    • Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics

    • Review of Austrian Economics

References

Dr. Peter J. Boettke

University Professor of Economics

BB&T Professor for the Study of Capitalism at Mercatus Center at George Mason University,

Department of Economics, MS 3G4

George Mason University

4400 University Drive

Fairfax, VA 22030

Tel: (703) 993-1149

Email: pboettke@gmu.edu

Dr. J.R. Clark

Probasco Chair of Free Enterprise

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

313 Fletcher Hall, Dept. 6106

615 McCallie Avenue

Chattanooga, TN 37403-2598

Tel: (423) 425-4118

Fax: (423) 425-5218

Email: j-clark@utc.edu

Ryan S. Stowers

Director of Higher Education Programs

Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation

655 15th Street NW, Suite 825

Washington, DC 20005

Tel: (202) 393 2354

Email: ryan.stowers@cgkfoundation.org