Dr. Paul Rivera brings to CSUCI his expertise in Development Economics and a love of teaching. Dr. Rivera's research addresses issues as diverse as labor migration, rural and household economics, political economy and international economics. In his teaching, Dr. Rivera encourages the integration of relevant empirical themes with economic theory in a high-energy environment.
In 1993, Dr. Rivera received his B.A. in economics from Texas A&M University. After completing an M.A. in economics at CSU Long Beach in 1997, he went on to pursue doctoral studies in economics at the University of Southern California. Dr. Rivera has augmented his academic training with industry experience in small business finance, marketing, management and inventory control, as well as participation in several natural resource and international business consulting projects.
Dr. Rivera speaks several languages and enjoys reading, traveling, jazz and classical guitar, playing with his children, Daniela and Matteo, and learning about archaeology from his wife and colleague, Colleen.