Maria Sophia Aguirre

Maria Sophia Aguirre

Catholic University of America

Maria Sophia Aguirre is an Ordinary Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at the Catholic University of America. She is the founder of the Integral Economic Development Programs at this Department. She earned her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Notre Dame and joined Catholic University in 1994. Professor Aguirre's professional background also includes degrees in accounting and banking finance, earned in Argentina. She earned her undergraduate degrees, CPA and MBA in Argentina as well. Dr. Aguirre also held appointments at the University of Chicago and Northwestern University’s Economics Department.

Her specialization is in international finance and integral economic development. She has researched and published in the areas of exchange rates and economic integration, as well as on theories of population, human and social capital and family as it relates to integral economic development. Her work has been published, among others, in International Advances in Economic Research, Journal of Economic Studies, International Review of Economic and Finance, Journal of Economic and Finance, Atlantic Economic Journal, Journal of Economic Integration, International Journal of Social Economics, Review of International Economics, and Journal of Public Law.  She is also the author of Determinants of Economic Growth, Population, and Family Wealth: The Case of Guatemala and of several book chapters. Recognizing her contributions to the field, she has received a Citation of Excellence for her paper published in Journal of Economic Studies, 25:6, 1998, ANBAR Electronic Intelligence, 1999, awarded the Magister en Gestión Educativa by the Consejo Iberoamericano in 2004, and has been selected for inclusion in Who's Who Among America's Teachers, March 1996 and 2006. She has also been the recipient of several grants to support her research and is a Fulbright Scholar.