Antonio Avalos is Professor of Economics at California State University, Fresno. In
2003, he earned a Ph.D. in Economics from Oklahoma State University with specialization
in Economic Development and International Economics. His areas of expertise also include
Forensic Economics, Economic Impact Analysis and Political Economy of Latin America.
Dr. Avalos has spent several years conducting research in economic development. In
1998 he was appointed Herman Kahn Fellow at the Hudson Institute in Indianapolis,
Indiana working for the Center for Workforce Development. In 2002, Dr. Avalos was
selected by a panel of international economists to serve as a visiting scholar at
the Andean Corporation of Development in Caracas, Venezuela, where he conducted applied
research in international trade, economic development and labor markets in Latin American
More recently, Dr. Avalos has focused his research on forensic economics. Dr. Avalos
has an extensive research and publication record in economic development, forensic
economics and economic impact analysis. Over the last few years, Dr. Avalos has participated
and presented his research at an assorted list of regional, national and international
conferences, including countries such as Chile, Argentina, Cuba Nicaragua, Mexico,
Italy, China, The Netherlands, France, Romania, England and others.
Economic Development, Political Economy of Latin America, Forensic Economics
Avalos, Antonio, R. Sean Alley, and Philip T. Ganderton, “Assessing Economic Damages
in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation: The State of New Mexico”, Journal of Forensic Economics, 28(1-2):211-226, 2019.
Avalos, Antonio, “General Guidelines for the Conversion of Damages Calculated in Foreign
Currency: Tort Claims”, Journal of Forensic Economics 28(1):1-14, 2019.
Avalos, Antonio, “Household Consumption Response to Food Price Shocks and the Vulnerability
of the Poor in Mexico”, Journal of International Development 28(1): 1294-1312, 2016.
Avalos, Antonio and R. Sean Alley, “Use and Limitations of Purchasing Power Parity
for the Conversion of Damages Calculated in Foreign Currency: An Updated Look”, Journal of Legal Economics 21(2): 1-25, 2015.
Avalos, Antonio and R. Sean Alley, “Are Mexican Net Discount Rates Stationary? An
Application for Lost Earnings Damages Involving Undocumented Workers”, Journal of Forensic Economics 25(2): 128-152, 2014.
Avalos, Antonio and Eduardo Graillet, “Corn and Mexican Agriculture: What went wrong?”,
American Journal of Economics and Sociology 72(1):145-178, 2013.
Avalos, Antonio, “Estimación del Impacto Económico de los Juegos Panamericanos Guadalajara
2011: Análisis de Insumo-Producto”, EconoQuantum 8(1): 35-60, 2011.
Avalos, Antonio and Sean Alley, “The Economic Impact of the Earned Income Tax Credit
(EITC) in California”, California Journal of Politics and Policy 2(1): 1–24, July 2010.
Avalos, Antonio, “Migration, Unemployment and Wages: The Case of the California San
Joaquin Valley”, Contemporary Economic Policy 28(1): 123–135, January 2010.
Avalos, Antonio and Andreas Savvides, “The Wage Inequality in Latin America and East
Asia: Openness, Technology and Labor Supply”, Review of Development Economics 10(4): 553-576, November 2006.
Avalos, Antonio and Fausto Hernández-Trillo, “Real Exchange Rates and Economic Performance,”
Economía Mexicana IV (2): 239-264, 1995.