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Mario A. Gonzalez-Corzo, Ph.D.

Lecturer of Finance, Business Offerings

Mario A. González-Corzo believes that economic models are an indispensable tool for teaching Finance. However, because the validity of all economic models depends on the thorough understanding of their underlying assumptions, students need to understand these assumptions to fully benefit from the insights provided by these models.

His scholarly research and publications focus on financial asset ownership, the economics of entrepreneurship and agricultural reforms in transition economies and labor market issues (e.g., labor migration, employment trends, human capital, and wage differentials) in developing economies and advanced economies.

In the private sector, González-Corzo has provided consulting, strategic, and investment advice to global banks and insurance companies in the U.S., Europe, and Latin America, and has worked with institutional clients to manage their risk exposure in Latin America and other emerging markets throughout the world. His long career in the financial services industry includes senior roles and functions at major firms such as: MetLife, Inc., Pricewaterhouse Coopers, L.L.P., and JP Morgan Chase.


  • Ph.D., Economics/Global Studies, Rutgers University
  • M.A., Economics, Rutgers University
  • M.A., Global Studies, Rutgers University
  • M.A., Political Science, Rutgers University
  • B.A., Economics, Rutgers University