University Liaison for Multicultural Communities

Education

California State University, Northridge, B.A.
Washington State University, M.A.
University of California, Riverside, Ph.D.

Research Interests

Financial market behavior
Economic Development
Impact of media on policy sustainability

Dr. Brunstein’s research is concerned with the long-term sustainability of administered currency regimes in emerging economies because, in the face of a more fragile global system, these policies may promote long-term stability, along with progressive social policies, and could contribute to reduce structural poverty. He is currently exploring the day-to-day determinants of country risk indexes and the implications for building progressive public policies in emerging economies. Along the same lines, Dr. Brunstein is also interested on the effect that the mass media have on the country risk index and on the construction of public opinion about public policy and its effect on long-term policy sustainability.

Dr. Brunstein holds a Ph.D. in economics and more than 14 years of teaching experience. He brings to the classroom his experience in the private and public sector. Dr. Brunstein consulted with an NGO assisting undocumented immigrants and with and NGO interested in the development of ecologically sustainable towns in Argentina. He also served as an expert witness in the economy of Mexico during proceedings associated to undocumented immigrants. In the public sector, Dr. Brunstein worked for the Secretary of Energy of Tierra del Fuego, in Argentina, as the director of the negotiating commission in charge of handling multimillion dollar contracts with large multinational oil and gas corporations. He also published several papers in academic journals, earned an award, presented in several academic venues, and have an active research agenda in the area of economic stability and monetary policy in emerging markets. Dr. Brunstein is also interested in researching the impact of media on financial markets and on policy sustainability. He brings to the classroom the latest results of his research and continuously reads and participates in the debates and conversations related to new methodologies, including the broader use of multimedia technologies, to engage the newer generations of students inside and outside the classroom. He continuously renovates his notes and presentations to stay academically fresh and to bring to the classroom the latest ideas to his students. 

Publications

  • Brunstein, Luis, Ph.D. “Review of: Principles of Macroeconomics,” Review of Radical Political Economics, July 2015. doi: 10.1177/0486613415591798
  • Brunstein, Luis, Ph.D. and Marta Gil Lacruz, Ph.D. “Health system, social inequalities and macroeconomic Policy,” Proyecto Social: Revista de Relaciones Laborales, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales y Humanas, Universidad de Zaragoza, Teruel, Spain, number 15, pp. 35-55, 2012.
  • Brunstein, Luis, Ph.D. and Marta Gil Lacruz, Ph.D. “Policies of economic growth and poverty alleviation,” Romanian Review of Political Sciences and International Relations, Bucharest, vol. 9, 1, pp. 75-86, 2012.
  • Brunstein, Luis, Ph.D. and Marta Gil Lacruz, Ph.D. “Economic growth and equity,” Romanian Review of Political Sciences and International Relations, Bucharest, vol. 8, 2, pp. 78-91, 2011.
  • Marta Gil Lacruz, Ph.D. and Brunstein, Luis, Ph.D. “Psychosocial and communitarian determinants on the primary health care access, a suburban neighborhood example,” STVDIVM, a trilingual journal published by the University of Zaragoza, Spain, forthcoming on December 2009.
  • Brunstein, Luis, Ph.D. “Policies to reduce instability,” Revista de Economía del Caribe (Journal of Caribbean Economics), a bilingual journal, Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia, No. 1, pp. 1-45, 2008.
  • Brunstein, Luis, Ph.D. and Guillermo Cardoza Ph.D. “Country risk assessment and economic stability for the business manager in a global economy: towards a conceptual and systemic framework,” Strategic Innovators, an IIPM Intelligence Unit Publication, New Delhi, India, Vol. 2, Issue 1, pp. 44-50, 2008.
  • Brunstein, Luis, Ph.D. and Guillermo Cardoza Ph.D. “Riesgo, inestabilidad y falta de regulación en los mercados de crédito: un enfoque sistémico para los gerentes de empresas en economías emergentes,” (Risk, instability and lack of regulation in the credit markets: a systemic approach for business’ managers in emerging markets) OIKOS, an academic journal published by Universidad Católica Silva Henríquez, Escuela de Administración y Economía, No. 24, December 2007. 
  • Brunstein, Luis, Ph.D. and Marta Gil Lacruz Ph.D. “Economic stability policies and social programs,” STVDIVM, a trilingual journal published by the University of Zaragoza, Spain, No. 12, pp. 259-277, 2006.
  • Brunstein, Luis, Ph.D. and S. Helfand Ph.D. “The Changing Structure of the Brazilian Agricultural Sector and the Limitations of the 1995/96 Agricultural Census,” A Sociedade Brasileira De Economia E Sociologia Rural, SOBER, Vol. 39, No. 3, July/September 2001.

Links

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