UCLA Research Professor of History

Social, Economic, Political, and Elitelore Studies of

Latin America and the World

UCLA Department of History


Director, Leadership Institute for Mexican Migrant Scholars

Community Based Learning

UCLA Office of Instructional Development


Director, U.S.-Mexico Social Security and Tax Policy

Paulo Freire Institute

UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies


President & Chairman of the Board, PROFMEX

Worldwide Consortium for Research on Mexico


President & Chairman of the Board, HRF

Society for Historical Research and Future Alternatives





     I.          Short Biography & Role at UCLA, HRF, PROFMEX


      II.       Major Current Research Project


      III.        Most Recent Writings


       IV.       Select Honors And Awards


      V.         Writings & Methodological Contributions to Scholarship


       VI.        Contributions to Policy Research (Funded)


      VII.      Selected Policy Studies for Governments and the World Bank


        VIII.   Chairing & Organizing Academic Conferences & Seminars


        IX.       Sponsorship of PhD Students & Visiting Scholars


         X.      Contact Information 



At UCLA in the Department of History since 1968, Dr. James W. Wilkie is a tenured Professor of Social, Economic, Political, and Elitelore Studies of Latin America and its role in the world. He received the 1968 Bolton Prize for his methodological breakthroughs in research and analysis of statistical series on Mexican expenditures and social change from 1900 to 1967.


Previously, Wilkie graduated from Mexico City College (B.A., 1958) and UC Berkeley (Ph.D., 1965) before joining the faculty of The Ohio State University (OSU, 1965-1968). With financial support from Berkeley and OSU, he formally established his research and publication on the Oral History of Mexican Leaders, and funding from OSU and UCLA made it possible for him to expand his statistical and oral history research into Central and South America.


Since 1968 Professor Wilkie has served as the President of HRF (Society for Historical Research and Future Alternatives (a non-profit foundation chartered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury). HRF has facilitated his research throughout the 20 countries of Latin America (e.g.: Mexico, Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Venezuela), Europe (e.g.: EU relation to Romania, Hungary, France, Spain, Switzerland), and APEC (e.g.: China, Japan, Singapore)


HRF (Society for Historical Research and Future Alternatives)

Focuses on Elitelore & Oral Interviews with World Leaders



Interpretative Essays of Historical Statistics

on Latin America in World Context



Between 1976 and 2002 Dr. Wilkie pioneered the development of the Statistical Abstract of Latin America (SALA) and its Analytical Series, under the auspices of the UCLA Latin American Center, research which frequently took him to all 20 countries of the region. 


At UC-MEXUS from 1981 to 1983, Professor Wilkie was the Founding Director for the systemwide University of California Consortium on Mexico and the United States. At UC-MEXUS, he established the basis for exchange of scholars via CONACyT (The Mexican National Science Foundation) to develop joint U.S-Mexican research projects on-going still today 30 years later since its inception.


From 1982 to 2009, Dr. Wilkie served as Chair (Director) of the UCLA Program on Mexico (POM), which conducted research and organized conferences throughout the many regions of Mexico as well as in the area of Greater Los Angeles (from Santa Barbara to Ensenada and from Riverside/Mexicali to the Pacific Ocean). Furthermore, with funds provided by the Hewlett Foundation, in 1996 POM co-organized with CONACyT conferences with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing, building upon Professor Wilkie’s research travels to link scholars in the Americas to Chinese and Japanese scholars conducting research on Mexico. These antecedents helped to further cement Mexico’s and China’s participation and role in APEC (Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation) Forum.


In 1982 James Wilkie founded the Worldwide Consortium for Resarch on Mexico (PROFMEX), a non-profit research organization chartered by the U.S. Department of Treasury. PROFMEX was hosted at UCLA through the academic year 2001-2002. Under Professor Wilkie’s leadership, PROFMEX has founded the two longest standing publication series on U.S.-Mexican history. The first is a Book Series; the second is a web journal. Both series are published by the University of Guadalajara (UdeG), PROFMEX, and UCLA Program on Mexico.


Cycles and Trends in the Development of Mexico

This Book Series has reached more than 40 volumes since 1990,

with more in process



Mexico and the World

This PROFMEX web journal has reached more than 65 issues since 1996,

and more in process







Since the early 1990s, Dr. Wilkie provided pro bono the consultations with the United States and Mexico.


The First Stage ending in 1994 resulted in the revision of the Mexico-U.S. Tax Treaty to provide for the tax-free flow of non-profit funds between the two countries. Appointed by the U.S. Council on Foundations to develop the flow of such funds as part of NAFTA, he reported that the NAFTA Treaty is limited to profit-making corporations and independent private businesses, hence that treaty could not include Non-Profit Organizations.


Fortunately, however, Professor Wilkie found that the Mexico-U.S. Tax Treaty was about to be concluded and he persuaded tax officials in both countries to delay the final revisions until provisions were developed to provide for the free flow of NPPO funds. Thus, the Revised U.S.-Mexico Tax Treaty entered into effect in parallel with NAFTA.


Non-profit funds from the USA have provided foundation grants to enhance, for example, the role of Mexican universities, biosphere projects, hospitals, environmental projects,  and increase of fellowships for Mexican professors and students. Foundations and universities in the USA have been transferring funds to Mexico tax free since 1994 and Mexican universities have been able in the same manner to send research funds to U.S. institutions.


Professor Wilkie has introduced since the early 1990s many U.S. foundation presidents to the many regions of Mexico, thus encouraging decentralized development.


The Second Stage of the Project on U.S.-Mexican Social Security and Tax Policy involves preventing double taxation and over-withholding taxes from employee and independent-consultant salaries.


Further, Dr. Wilkie seeks to establish the combining (“Totalization”) of U.S.-Mexican Social Security Benefits as well as U.S.-Mexican Personal Tax Harmonization via bilateral Agreement and Treaty, respectively. The  amount of credit “frozen” in Washington, D.C. and mainly owed to Mexicans totals US$ 300 billion (in real terms adjusted for inflation and interest) accumulated since 1942.




    Published in 2011:


aDaniel Cosio Villegas: Un protagonista de la etapa constructiva de la Revolución


             El Colegio de México, 2011

             (Co-authored with Edna Monzón Wilkie)

        b. La Globalización Se Amplia     

             (co-author Olga M. Lazín) builds upon Dr. Wilkie’s long Prologue

             to Dr. Lazín’s 2007 companion volume entitled

            La Globalización Se Descentraliza


         c. Daniel Cosío Villegas y su Papel como Intelectual

             en el Contexto de su Elitelore y del Partido Oficial en el

             Marco de la Reedición de Su Historia Oral para Conmemorar

                 (el 70 Aniversario de El Colegio de México en 1938”

                 (Co- authored with Edna Monzón Wilkie)





2011--            Member, International Advisory Council on Higher Education, State of Puebla, Mexico

2008                Honorary Professor of Economic History, UABC, Tijuana

2005 - 2007    Member, U.S.-Mexico Fulbright Commission

2003                Dr. Wilkie was Keynote Speaker with Mexican Secretary of Foreign

                        Relations Luis Ernesto Derbez to Honor the 60th Anniversary of (ITESM)

                        Monterrey Institute of Technology: "U.S.-Mexican Relations Seen from the

                        U.S. View and the Mexican View,” Monterrey, Mexico, August 28

               Distinguished Professorship Awarded Jointly by

              (A) U.S.-Mexico Foundation for Science,

              (B) the Academia Mexicana de Ciencias

                         Mexico's 2002 Lecture Series: "History of Economic and   

                         Social Change in Mexico  Since 1910",

                       University of Baja California (UABC), Tijuana, Sept. 17-20

2000               Distinguished Achievement Award, Nominee for Short Documentary:
                       Producer of “Chan   K’in Viejo:

          The Last of the Mayans.”

1999                 Dr. Wilkie was Keynote Speaker with Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo to

           (a) Honor Norman E. Borlaug Upon His Return to Mexico from "Exile" in Ghana

           Where He Successfully Developed High-Protein Corn;



           (b) Honor Roberto González Barrera for His Successful Development
           of Healthy, Safe Cornmeal for the Popular Sectors--

           each of these leaders being responsible for having launched in his own way

           the  World's 2nd Green Revolution.
           Hosted May 13, 1999, at Mexico City's Polyforum on the occasion of the

           50th  anniversary of GRUMA

           (Grupo Maseca).


1990               Distinguished Lectureship, UAM-Azcapotzalco, Mexico City, June 17-18.

1985               Medal of 75 years of Autonomy of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma
                       de México,

                        “for twenty years of innovative research."


1984-1987     Member, U.S.-Mexico Bilateral Cultural Commission.

1984               Medal of the University, UNAM, "for studies in oral history and
                       public expenditure."

1982               Medal of the Academia de San Carlos, Universidad Nacional Autónoma
                       de México  (UNAM),

                        "for having developed the concept of Elitelore."


1981               Honors upon induction into the Instituto Mexicano de Cultura as
                       a corresponding  member.

1976-1980     Latin American Studies Association:


                     ·      Chair, VI International Meeting, Atlanta, March 24-28, 1976. 

                     ·      Chair, Committee on Scholarly Resources, 1978-1980.

1969-1973     American Historical Association and its Conference

    (Association) on Latin American History


·      Program Committee, III International Congress of Mexican Studies, Nov 4-7, 1969

·      Elected Chair, Committee on Mexican Studies, 1973

·      Chair, IV International Congress of Mexican Studies, Oct 17-21, 1973

1968               Ohio Academy of History Award:  Mexican Revolution  (1967).              


1968               Bolton Prize for book The Mexican Revolution (1967).

1960               University of California Honorary Traveling Fellow.

1958                  Magna Cum Laude, Mexico City College





Dr. James Wilkie’s leading research, writings, and methodological contributions to scholarship are extensive with more than ten books, over twenty-five edited volumes, and over 60 published articles:


A. His book on The Mexican Revolution (1910-1963): Federal Expenditure and Social Change (1963 and 1967) developed the first index of social poverty; and it was the first work to show for any country how historical statistics can be used to reveal the extent to which actual expenditures (reality) differ from projected outlay (perception). This 1967 Bolton Prize work brought about Mexican government budgetary change and provided the methodology for the examination of budgets according to two dozen functions for other countries. The second edition in English was published in 1970; and the Brookings Institution, e.g., has followed his method to study U.S. budgeting.


In the Spanish-language edition (1978), Dr. Wilkie carried his projected and actual expenditure comparative yearly series for Mexico up though 1976 (http://www.profmex.org/mexicoandtheworld/volume8/1winter03/03index1.htm); and for the World Bank (1989) he took the series to 1988.


B. His book on Elitelore (1973) opened this new field of research based

on the concept that all persons have folklore but that leaders set themselves apart and self-justify their actions through the development of Elitelore. (http://www.elitelore.org/Capitulos/Elitelore_book1.pdf)


This book was published in Spanish in 1974.



The concept of Elitelore refers generally to the accumulated knowledge, mythology, and tradition of leaders, from national figures to neighborhood caciques. Elitelore concerns leaders' self-perceptions of the past, the present, and the future. These perceptions are integrated into a life-history framework that is crucial to understanding how leaders participate in society. As elites construct a method of viewing the world, they begin to accept as truth many of their own assumptions and ideas; but seldom, even in writing autobiography, do they make explicit this life-history lore.


Elitelore has served as one of the two intellectual bases—Elitelore and Folklore) for establishment of the Journal of Latin American Lore by

Johannes Wilbert (who has edited and published the Journal at the UCLA Latin American Institute since 1975.


Dr. Wilkie colleagues, former students, and professors at many universities have adopted this concept about how to examine the lore of the elite, resulting, for example, in publication of their original articles or republication of the writings found in the Journal of Latin American Lore.  Expansion of the concept is found in the more than 15 articles by other scholars in Professor Wilkie’s Varieties of Elitelore  (1996 and 2012), published online (http://www.elitelore.org/book3.html)


Dr. Wilkie’s own oral history interviews with 17 Mexican Leaders (see 

Immediately below in part C.

C. Wilkie’s four-volume Frente a la Revolución Mexicana: 17 Entrevistas de Historia Oral http://www.elitelore.org/Oral_History_Book_Series.html

     is the work that shows:


(i) Conceptually how leaders construct a lore that permits self-justification of their ‘historical role,’ and


(ii) Methodologically how researchers must engage in debate with leaders in order to test the meanings of ‘reality.’  Wilkie established the standards for oral history research that (i) encourage, rather than prohibit, the challenging of leaders’ views by oral historians; and (ii) require that the unedited interview tapes be saved, rather than erased. The Columbia University Oral History Program, e.g., now follows Wilkie’s lead in recognizing that contradiction between the taped and transcript versions itself offers a basis for analysis of Mexico’s development.




The titles of the volumes and persons interviewed are:


Vol 1: Intelectuales: Luis Chávez Orozco, Daniel Cosío Villegas, José Muñoz Cota, Jesús Silva Herzog  (1995).


Vol 2. Ideólogos: Manuel Gómez Morín, Luis L. León, Germán List Arzubide, Juan de Dios Bojórquez, Miguel Palomar y Vizcarra (2001).


Vol 3. Líderes: Salvador Abascal, Ramón Beteta, Marte R. Gómez, Jacinto B. Treviño (2001)


Vol 4. Presidente y Candidatos: Vicente Lombardo Toledano, Juan Andreu Almazán, Ezequiel Padilla, Emilio Portes Gil (2004)  


James Wilkie’s Central and South American published oral history

interviews include:


·       Rafael Caldera, President of Venezuela, 1968-74, 1994--

·         Víctor Paz Estenssoro, President of Bolivia 1952-56,1960-64, 1985-89.


·        José Figueres, President of Costa Rica 1948-1949, 1953-1958,



·        Father Benjamín Núñez, First Costa Rican Minister of Labor (1948-1949), Founding President of the National University of Costa Rica

D. Published in 1974, Wilkie’s book on Measuring Land Reform in Bolivia and Venezuela provides the model for distinguishing between land title redistribution and agrarian reform (the latter including, e.g., credit and agricultural extension). Unfortunately, land redistribution in both countries is now underway anew and the same mistakes are being made once again--the “presidents for life” in both countries barely know only simple outlines of the history of their country and especially do not understand how and why the original experience of land reform failed, even as the current experience is failing.

E. Published in 1969, Wilkie’s book on The Bolivian Revolution and U.S. Aid Since 1952 was the first to show the budgetary interaction between the U.S. Agency for International Development and a recipient country.


F. Wilkie’s research have been published in Journals and Newspapers    


Chinese Journal of Social Science

Los Angeles Times

Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Políticas

Revista Mexicana de Sociología

Latin American Research Review

Estudios Fronterizos






         Selected published policy studies include the following:


·      “Mexico as the Linchpin for Free Trade in the Americas”


  ·     “Policy Recommendations for Managing the Greater El Paso - Ciudad Juárez Area”


  ·      “The Health, Education, and Communication Index of Social Change for the Twenty Countries of Latin America by Decade,” 1940-1990 (mss.)


  ·      Integrating Cities & Regions in North America: NAFTA Faces Globalization  (Editor)


  ·      Mexico's Two Green Revolutions for the World: Norman E. Borlaug  and Roberto González Barrera in the Rise of Super Basic Foods Since the 1940s (in process)



VIII. Selected Policy studies for the World Bank and the Mexican Government



  ·       “The U.S.-Mexican Tax-Exempt Organization Framework for De-Statification in Eastern Europe”


  ·      “The Mexican Budget: Real Policies (1976-89) and Future Needs”


  ·       “Encuesta Nacional de Microcredito: Resultados, Observaciones y Recomendaciones”      


  ·       “The Mexican Social Security and Uninsured Social Care Systems”






PROFMEX Seminars:


·      Cancún, Quintana Roo, March 3-14, 1997 and Dec 12-17, 2006

·      Budapest, Hungary, September 5, 1992; September 19-20, 1995, and July 20, 2006

·      Morelia & Pátzcuaro, December 9-14, 1997 and Sept 18-23, 2000

·      Istanbul, July 30-31, 2000

·      Guanajuato, April 15-17, 1999

·      Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, March 24, 1984; Sept. 11-14, 1998

·      Bombay, India, October 12, 1996

·      Hong Kong & Shenzhen, China, October 11, 1996

·      Singapore, October 1, 1996;

·      Delphi, Greece, June 30-July 2, 1996

·      Mamaia, Black Sea, Romania, June 14-19, 1996

·      Brussels, Belgium, September 21-22, 1995

·      Bucharest, Romania, May 31, 1994; September 14, 1995

·      Kyoto, Aug 25-31, 1995

·      Mexico City, November 8-9, 1983 and July 28-29, 1994

·      Zurich, Switzerland, June 28-July 1, 1994

·      El Paso, Texas, Jan 7, 1994

·      Moscow, Russia, June 21-25, 1993

·      Zacatecas, Mexico, Feb 25-27, 1993

·      Mérida, November 11-13, 1992

·      Mazatlán, March 16-28, 1988 and October,  2-7, 1990

·      San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Feb. 4-6, 1990

·      Saltillo, Mexico, Feb 13-15, 1989

·      Copper Canyon, Chihuahua, Sept. 21-27, 1988

·      Hacienda Cocoyoc, Morelos, Mexico, September 29, 1986.

·      Marina del Rey, CA, July 22, 1983; June 29, 1985; July 26, 1986.

·      Santa Fe, New Mexico, April 19, 1986.

·      Cozumel, Quintana Roo, July 27-28, 1984.

·      Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, May 20-23, 1982






The following persons have studied under Professor Wilkie include

(in alphabetical order by Last Name and giving the title of each:

 [Doctoral Recipient (Ph.D.), Post-Doctoral (Post-Doc) Fellow,

Post-Graduate (Post-Grad) Fellow, Candidate in Philosophy (C.Phil.)

UCLA Visiting Scholar



  ·      Jesús Arroyo Alejandre, UCLA Visiting Scholar, 2000-2013, Professor of Economics; and Former President, School of Management, University of Guadalajara

  ·      Rodney Alvarez, Ph.D., 2000, Assistant Professor,

University of Central Florida


  ·      Fausto Alzati, UCLA Visiting Scholar, 1999-2000, Former President of Mexico’s National Council on Science and Technology


  ·     Richard Beesen, UCLA Post-Grad Fellow, 1980-1981, Vice President—Russia and Eastern Europe, Deutsche Bank

        ·      Juan Benítez, PhD, 2005, Assistant Professor, Cal State Long Beach


        ·      Phillip P. Boucher, Ph.D., 1979, Global Strategic Planning 

         ·     Margaret Carrol-Boardman, Ph.D., 1999-2000, Post-Doc & Visiting Assistant Professor, UCLA

  ·     Carlos Contreras Macías (C.Phil., 1998),  Assistant Professor, Saddleback College, California


  ·      Alejandro Dabat-Latrubesse, UCLA Visiting Scholar, 2000-2001, UNAM Professor of Economics


  ·      Roberto C. Delgadillo, Ph.D., 2005, Librarian for the Social Sciences, University of California, Davis


  ·      Sergio De la Peña, UCLA Visiting Fellow, 1988, UNAM


  ·      Gabriel Estrella, UCLA Visiting Scholar, 2006-2009, Professor of Economics, UABC, and Former Rector of UABC


  ·      Miles Freychette, UCLA Post-Grad Fellow, 1972, former

U.S. Ambassador to Colombia

        ·      Patricia Galeana, UCLA Visiting Scholar, 2001-2003,

Professor of History, UNAM, Former Director General of

Mexico’s National Archive


         ·      Alfonso Galindo, Ph.D., 2007, and Director, UCLA Extension in Mexico, 2010—

  ·      Javier García Bresó, UCLA Post-Doc, 1995-1996, University of Madrid


  ·      Manuel García y Griego, Ph.D., 1988, Assoc. Prof., Political Science, Director of Southwest Hispanic Research Institute


  ·      Alejandro Gertz-Manero, UCLA Visiting Scholar, 2006-2007, President of Universidad de la Americas-Mexico City, and Former Secretary of Public Safety (for Mexico City, 1997-2000

for Mexico, 2000-2004)


  ·      Daniel Geffner, C.Phil., 1976, Commercial Property Expert

  ·      Carlos B. Gil, Ph.D., 1975, Prof., History, Univ. of Washington


  ·      Carlos González Gutiérrez, Visiting Scholar, 2007-2010, Consul General of Mexico in Sacramento, Former Director, Institute for Mexicans Abroad, Secretariat of Foreign Relations, Mexico City


  ·      Arturo Grunstein, Ph.D., 1994, Professor of Historical Sociology, UAM-Azcapotzalco, Mexico City


  ·      Ivan Gutiérrez, Ph.D., 2000, Research Administrator, California Employment Development Department


  ·      Stephen Haber, Ph.D., 1985, Professor of Political Science, Stanford University


  ·      John Mason Hart, Ph.D., 1970, Distinguished Professor of History,

University of Houston  (Co-Directed)


  ·      María Herrera-Sobek, Ph.D. (co-directed), 1975, Luis Leal Chair of Chicano Studies and Vice Chancellor, UC Santa Barbara


  ·      Hongzhu Huang, UCLA Post-Grad Fellow, 1995-1996, Director of Financial Research, Latin American Institute, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing


      ·       Guillermo Ibarra, UCLA Visiting Scholar, 2006-2007, Professor of Public Policy,

          Universidad de Sinaloa

  ·      Kristin L. Johnson, UCLA Post-Doctoral Fellow, 1996-1997, Stanford University


  ·      Olga M. Lazin, Ph.D., 2001, UCLA Post-Doc, 2001-2002, PROFMEX Director of Globalization Studies


  ·      Betsy L. Link, Ph.D., 1989, Curator of Legal Research, California Historical Society


  ·      David E. Lorey, Ph.D., 1990, Program Officer for Latin America, Hewlett Foundation


  ·      Chipasha C. Luchembe, Ph.D. (co-directed), 1982, Universities of Botswana & Zambia


  ·      David Maciel, UCLA Visiting Scholar, 1999-2000, Prof. History,

California State University, Dominguez Hills


  ·      Oscar J. Martínez, Ph.D., 1975, Distinguished Professor of History, University of Arizona


  ·      Salvador Martínez della Rocco, UCLA Visiting Scholar,1989, Professor of Political Science, UNAM


  ·      Jacqueline R. Miller, Ph.D., 1979, Director, Historical Document Restoration, University of Virginia


  ·      Thomas M. Millington, UCLA Post-Doc, 1983, Chair and Professor of Political Science, Hobart and William Smith Colleges


  ·      Esteban Moctezuma Barragán, UCLA Visiting Scholar 2001-2002, Mexico’s Former Minister of Social Development

        ·      Patricia Moctezuma-Hernández, Visiting Scholar, 2006-2009, Professor of Economics, UABC  

 ·      Juan Moreno-Pérez, Ph.D., 1997, Director of Public Administration, Delegación Cuauhtémoc, Mexico City


 ·       Aída Mostkoff, Ph.D.. 1999, Professor, Santa Monica College


·       Alejandro Mungaray-Lagarda, UCLA Post-Doc, 1998-1999,

Secretary of Economic Development, State of Baja California,

Professor of Economics, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California,

Former Rector of UABC


  ·      José Cesar Lenin Navarro-Chávez, UCLA Visiting UCMEXUS-CONACyT Scholar, 2008-2010, Professor of Economics and Director of the  Instituto de Investigaciones Economicas y Empresariales, Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolas de Hidalgo, Mexico


·       Enrique E. Ochoa, Ph.D., 1993, Professor of History, and Director of Latin American Studies, Cal State Los Angeles


  ·      Alvaro Ochoa-Serrano, Ph.D, 1998, Professor of History, El Colegio de Michoacán, Zamora, Mexico


  ·      Koobyoung Park, Ph.D., 2000, University of Seoul, South Korea

         ·      Oscar Hugo Pedraza, Visiting Scholar, 2008-2010, Professor of Economics,

           Instituto de Investigaciones Economicas y Empresariales, Universidad Michoacana de

           San Nicolas de Hidalgo, Mexico

  ·      Alejandro Pelayo-Rangel, Visiting Scholar, 2006-2009, Cultural Attaché, Mexican Consulate, Los Angeles


  ·      Adam Perkal, C.Phil., 1984, President, European Banking Advisors, Mallorca, Spain


  ·      James Platler, UCLA Visiting Scholar, 1998-1999, Professor of Political Science, Pepperdine University, Malibu


  ·      Thurber Proffitt III, Ph.D., 1988, Visiting Professor,

San Diego State University


  ·      Michael Ray, Ph.D., 2008, Assistant Professor of Finance,

California State University, Fullerton


  ·      Peter L. Reich, Ph.D., 1991, Professor of Law, Whittier School of Law, Los Angeles, Director Joint Law Program Universidad Iberoamericana and Whittier School of Law


  ·      Miguel Angel Rivera Ríos, UCLA Visiting Scholar, 1998-1999, 2001-2013, Professor of  Economics, UNAM

        ·      Linda A. Rodríguez, Ph.D., 1981, Associate Director, Author

        ·      Ruben Roa Dueñas, UCLA Visiting UCMEXUS-CONACyT Fellow, 2008-2009,

          Professor of Economics, UABC

 ·       Ricardo Romo, Distinguished Fellow, 1975-1976, President, University of Texas,

     San Antonio


  ·      Ana Luz Ruelas, UCLA Visiting Scholar, 2006-2007, Professor of Public Policy, Universidad de Sinaloa


  ·      Viejo Sampovaara, UCLA Post-Grad Fellow, 1993-1994, Undersecretary of Trade, Foreign Ministry of Finland, Helsinki


  ·      Yuma Sato, UCLA Post-Grad Fellow, 1996-1997, Doshisha University, Kyoto


  ·      Eric Schantz, Ph.D,, 2001, Border Research Scholar


  ·      Samuel Schmidt, UCLA Post-Doc, 1982, Academic Vice President, University of Guadalajara in Los Angeles


  ·      Stanley Shadle, Ph.D. (co-directed UCSB dissertation), 1990


  ·      Nadina Simón Domínguez, UCLA Visiting Scholar, 2001-2002, Former President of Federación de Universidades Mexicanas; UNAM Distinguished Professor of Business Economics

        ·      José Manuel Suárez Cors, UCLA Post-Grad Fellow, 1996-1997, Universidad Anahuac,

          Mexico City


  ·     Estela Suárez-Aguilar Vergara, UCLA Visiting Scholar, 2000-2001, Professor of Economics, UNAM


 ·      Charles J. Theisen, C.Phil, 1998, Foreign Relations Director, Young Presidents Association, President, Mercedes Auto Exports, Phoenix


  ·      Paul R. Turovsky, Doctoral Research Fellow in Bolivia, 1977, Vice President for Finance, Bankers Trust, Chicago


 ·      Rosario Varo-Berra, Ph.D., 1999, PROFMEX Book Review Editor


  ·      Xiang Wee, UCLA Post-Grad Fellow, 1995, University of Singapore


  ·      Sergio Zermeño, UCLA Visiting Fellow, 1988, UNAM


  ·      Sengen Zhang, UCLA Post-Grad Fellow, 1985-1986, Director,

Latin American, Institute, Beijing, China





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