Associate Professor of Business and Economics and Chair of the Business Department
Education: B.A.I.S., University of South Carolina; M.A., University of Notre Dame; Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
Office: Henkels Academic Bldg. 2056
Phone: (239) 280-1611
Fax: (239) 280-1637
Dr. Martinez is Associate Professor of Business and Economics and Chairman of the Department of Business. He has been in the Economics and Business Departments since their beginning and has taught over fifteen different courses at Ave Maria University, particularly in macroeconomics, statistics, international economics, Catholic social teaching, economic history, and social philosophy.
Dr. Martinez's work is in the general area of international finance and open-economy macroeconomics, with a focus on developing countries. His particular interest is on financial crises - a perennial topic, with deep and complex causes, inextricably intermingled with politics and ethics. His dissertation focused on the 1999 economic collapse in Ecuador, using a combination of historical, theoretical, and empirical analyses. His paper on the role of deregulation, moral hazard, and overconfidence in the Ecuadorian financial crisis was published by the Cambridge Journal of Economics. He earned his Ph.D. in 2002 from the University of Notre Dame.