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Dr. Marie Mora

Marie Mora

Marie T. Mora is Professor of Economics and Vice Provost Fellow for Faculty Affairs at The University of Texas – Pan American (UTPA). In addition to her forthcoming book on Hispanic Entrepreneurs in the 2000s (Stanford University Press, Fall 2013, co-authored with Alberto Dávila), she has published two co-authored/co-edited books Labor Market Issues Along the U.S.-Mexico Border (2009) and The Economic Status of the Hispanic Population: Select Essays (2013) and over 30 refereed journal articles on issues related to Hispanic socioeconomic and labor-market outcomes (including self-employment) and the economics of the U.S.-Mexico border.

In terms of professional service, Professor Mora is currently involved in a variety of mentoring activities as part of UTPA’s NSF-funded ADVANCE Program, and effective August 2013, she is the Director of the American Economic Association's (AEA’s) Economics Mentoring Program. She is also serving on the Data Users Advisory Committee for the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics; the Editorial Board of Social Science Quarterly; the AEA’s Committee on the Status of Minority Groups in the Economics Profession (a Committee which she chaired in 2011); the National Advisory Board of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy at the University of New Mexico; the Board of the American Society of Hispanic Economists; the Texas Border Colonias Study Steering Committee of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas; and the International Advisory Board for the Association for the Advancement of African Women Economists . Moreover, Professor Mora was previously a Mentor in the Diversity Initiative for Tenure in Economics (DITE) Program (2008-2011) and she served two consecutive two-year terms as President of the American Society of Hispanic Economists (October 2006-September 2010).