Loyola University Chicago

Quinlan School of Business

Faculty and Staff

Julián P. Díaz

Title/s: Assistant Professor

Office #: Schreiber 826

Phone: 312.915.7045

E-mail: jdiaz17@luc.edu

External Webpage: http://homepages.luc.edu/~jdiaz17


Professor Diaz’s research spans the fields of International Trade and International Macroeconomics. His work analyzes the effects of trade and financial liberalization, with particular focus on the cases of the so-called “transition economies” of Central and Eastern Europe that joined the European Union in the 2004 and 2007 enlargement rounds. His research has been published in a variety of Economics journals, including the Journal of Comparative Economics, the Journal of International Money and Finance and Economic Inquiry.


  • Ph.D. Economics, University of Minnesota, 2007.
  • Dissertation: “Essays on International Economics,” Supervisor: Timothy J. Kehoe. M.A. Economics (with a Minor in Mathematics), University of Minnesota, 2004.
  • M.Sc. Economics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain), 2000.
  • M.Sc. Economics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain), 2000.
  • B.Sc. Economics, Escuela Superior Politecnica del Litoral (Guayaquil, Ecuador), 1998.

Research Interests

  • International Trade and International Finance
  • Macroeconomics
  • Transition Economics
  • Latin American Economics

Professional & Community Affiliations

Refereed for:  

  • Journal of International Economics
  • Southern Economic Journal
  • Economic Inquiry
  • Journal of the Japanese and International Economies
  • Journal of Economic Education

Courses Taught

  • International Business Economics
  • Graduate: Business Fluctuations, International Business Economics (MBA, Loyola University Chicago)


  • Quinlan Faculty Development Grant, 2014

Selected Publications

Refereed Journal Articles 

Diaz, J. P., Cho, S.-W.  The New Goods Margin in New Markets. Forthcoming in Journal of Comparative Economics

Diaz, J. P., Cho, S.-W. Accounting for Skill Premium Patterns: Evidence from the EU Accession. Southern Economic Journal, 83.1 (2016), 271-299.

Diaz, J.P., S. Cho. "Trade Integration and the Skill Premium: Evidence from a Transition Economy." Journal of Comparative Economics, 41.2 (2013). 601-620.

Diaz, J.P. "Can Enforcement Constraints Explain the Patterns of Capital Flows after Financial Liberalizations?" Journal of International Money and Finance, 31.5 (2012). 1180-1194.

Diaz, J.P., S. Cho. "The Welfare Impact of Trade Liberalization." Economic Inquiry, 49.2 (2011). 379-397.

Diaz, J.P., S. Cho. “Trade Liberalization in Latin America and Eastern Europe: The Cases of Ecuador and Slovenia.” Journal of Economic Integration, 23.4 (2008). 1002-1045.

Other Intellectual Contributions 

Diaz, J. P., Cho, S.-W. "New Goods" Trade in the Baltics. FREE Policy Briefs. (2017) http://freepolicybriefs.org/2017/05/22/new-goods-trade-baltics/