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Pablo A Garcia-Fuentes Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Dillard College of Business Administration


Pablo A. Garcia-Fuentes is from Nicaragua, Central America. He holds a Ph.D. from Louisiana State University, a master in science from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, and a bachelor in science from the Universidad Nacional Agraria in Nicaragua.

Dr. Garcia-Fuentes teaches economics and agribusiness classes at Midwestern State University. His research focuses on the areas of International Trade, Foreign Direct Investment, Remittances, and Economic Growth in developing countries. He is the college of business EURECA representative, and his research agenda includes working with undergraduate and graduate students. He enjoys mentoring students' research. He has sponsored undergraduate research presentations at the Economics Scholars Program for Undergraduate Research Conference, Dallas Fed, Dallas, Texas. He also sponsors the Financial Management Association and the Dillard College of Business Administration forecast competition.

His hidden talent is that he is a very capable mechanic and likes working on his car.

Other Positions


Assistant Professor

Dillard College of Business Administration 292
Institution Degree Graduation Date
Louisiana State University Ph.D. 2021
North Carolina A&T State University M.S. 1997
Universidad Nacional Agraria B.S. 1992
Employer Position Start Date End Date
Midwestern State University Assistant Professor of Economics 08/18/2014
Researcher 05/01/2012 08/01/2014
Southeastern Louisiana University Instructor of Economics 08/01/2010 05/01/2012
Louisiana State University Research Volunteer 12/01/2009 08/01/2010
Department of Health and Hospitals Economist 2 10/01/2009 12/01/2009
Louisana State University Research Assistant 08/01/2004 08/01/2009


Refereed Journal Publications

Garcia-Fuentes, P. A., G. Ferreira, R. W. Harrison, J. Kinsey, and D. Degeneffe. 2014. Consumer confidence in the food system, media coverage and stock prices for the food industry. Journal of Food Distribution Research 45(2): 26-45.

Ferreira, G., R. W. Harrison, and P. A. Garcia-Fuentes. 2013. On the causal links between exports and economic growth in Costa Rica. Journal of International Agricultural Trade and Development 8(2): 1-28.

Garcia-Fuentes, P. A., G. Ferreira, and P. L. Kennedy. 2013. Economic performance of U.S. multinational agribusinesses: Foreign direct investment and firm strategy. Agribusiness: An International Journal 29(2): 242-255.

Garcia-Fuentes, P. A., and P. L. Kennedy. 2011. Foreign direct investment inflows to Latin America and the Caribbean: Remittances and market size. Journal of International Agricultural Trade and Development 7(1): 23-42.

Extension Publications

Ferreira, G., J. Ferreira, and P. A. Garcia-Fuentes. 2012. Exporting wine to the United Kingdom: A guide for the Virginia wineries. Virginia Extension Publication (AAEC-12P).