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Karla Borja


Karla Borja

Meet Karla Borja

Associate Professor, Economics

Education: 1993, Central America University, B.A.
1998, Technological Institute of Mexico, M.A.
2002, Claremont Graduate University, M.A.
2005, Claremont Graduate University, Ph.D.

Courses Taught: Principles of Macroeconomics
Economics of Organizations
Game Theory and Strategy

Career Specialties: Economic growth and development, international trade, experimental economics

Professional and Community Activities: Karla Borja is currently exploring economic development issues in the region of Latin America. Her most recent empirical research is related to the concepts of migration, remittances and the factors driving international capital flows to Latin America. Her research contributes to the understanding of economic and social channels linking developed and developing nations. She has published in the American Economic Review.

Publications include:

"The IMF and the Relevance of the SDDS: An Application of the Principal-Agent Model," Economic Bulletin of the Central Bank of El Salvador(1999); "The Effects of Foreign Direct Investment on Economic Growth: The Case for Central America," Economic Bulletin of the Central Bank of El Salvador(1999). "The Impact of Home and Host Country Business Cycles on Remittances: The Case of El Salvador," Latin America Journal of Economics(submitted January 2012); Borja, K. Social Capital, Remittances and Growth. European Journal of Development Research, January 9, 2014, doi:10.1057/ejdr.2013.32.; Borja, K. "International Private Transfers and Labor Participation in El Salvador," Journal of International and Global Economic Studies, Vol .6, No. 2, December 2013. Funded by The University of Tampa David Delo Research Professor Grant.; Borja, K., Irvine, M., Land, T., and Wilson, R. "Ignite your Bliss: A Case Study on Cost Curves Analysis," Journal of Business Case Studies, Vol. 9, No.5, September-October 2013.; Borja, K., Churchill, Z., Papa, M. and Wagner, M. "Game Theory and the New Entrant: Independence Bank and USFFCU," Journal of Business Cases and Applications, Vol. 9, No.5, September-October 2013; Borja, K. "Home and Host Country Business Cycles and Remittances: The Case of El Salvador and The Dominican Republic," Applied Econometrics and International Development, Vol. 13, No.2, July-December, 2013; Borja, K. "The U.S. and Latin American Business Cycles: Too Close, Too Far?" The Tampa Bay Economy, University of Tampa Semi-Annual Review, Summer 2013; Borja, K. "The Impact of the US Recession on Immigrant Remittances in Central America.," Journal of International Commerce, Economics and Policy, Volume No.03, Issue No. 3, pp. 1-24, August 2012; Borja, K. "What Drives Remittances to Latin America? A Review of the Literature," International Journal of Business and Social Science, Vol. 3 No. 17, pp. 33-44, September, 2012; Borja, K, Zak, P. et al. "Testosterone Administration Decreases Generosity in the Ultimatum Game," PLoS One Scientific and Medical Research, Vol. 4, No. 12, 2009. Funded by the MacArthur Foundation.; Borja, K. Zak, P. Metzler, W, and Kurzban, R. "The Neuroeconomics of Distrust: Sex Differences in Behavior and Physiology," American Economic Review, Vol. 95, No.2, 2005.

Conference presentations include:

"The Impact of the U.S. and El Salvador Business Cycles on Remittances," at the Midwest Economics Association, St Louis (2011); "Trade and Economic Growth: The Role of Trade Policy Instability," at the American Economic Association - ASSA Program (2007); presentations at the Annual Allied Social Sciences Association Meeting (2005); International Studies Association West (2004); Central Bank of El Salvador Monthly Technical Conference (2004); Western Economics Association International (2004); Humane Studies Research Colloquium, Institute for Humane Studies (2004).

Honors and Awards: Recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship to study toward a doctorate in economics (2000)