Department of Economics and Business

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Juan J. DelaCruz, PhD

Office: Carman Hall, Room 379
Phone Number: 718.960.8159
Email: juan.delacruz2@lehman.cuny.edu

Education:

  • Ph.D. in Economics, New School for Social Research
  • M.A. & M.Phil., New School for Social Research
  • B.A. in International Relations, National Autonomous University of Mexico

Professional Bio

Juan J. DelaCruz has earned a PhD in Economics (2008) from the New School for Social Research and obtained a BA in International Relations (1998) at the National Autonomous of Mexico University. He is an Assistant Professor of Economics and Business at Lehman College/CUNY. Even today, he has concentrated his research in the area of health economics with an emphasis on HIV/AIDS and its effects on human capital and is currently developing a new focus for his scholarly expertise in the field of human resource management.

Publications:

  • DelaCruz, Juan (2011), “The State of the HIV Epidemic in Latin America and The Caribbean: Policy Recommendation” (Global Journal of Health Sciences, Vol. 3, No. 2,October 2011)
  • DelaCruz, Juan (2011), “Lessons for Latin America from the Asian textile industry experience”, Global Journal of Business Research, Volume 5, No 2, 2011 (Co-Authored), pp. 115-129
  • DelaCruz, Juan (2010), “A Survey on HIV/AIDS, Health Status and Economic Growth”, Business Review-Cambridge, Vol. 16, No. 2, December 2010, pp. 97-103
  • DelaCruz, Juan (2010), “The economic impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic across countries - factors explaining the spread of the disease”, VDM Publishers, ISBN978-3-639-24131-0, paperback, 148 pages
  • DelaCruz, Juan (2009), “The economic impact of disease on human resources: a cross-country study”, International Journal of Behavioural and Healthcare Research, Vol. 1, No. 4, pp. 353-370
  • DelaCruz, Juan (2009), “A contribution to the debate over the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on economic growth”, International Journal of Behavioural and Healthcare Research, Vol. 1, No. 3 pp. 293 – 317
  • DelaCruz, Juan (2009), “An instrumental variable analysis of the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in low- and middle-income countries”, International Journal of Behavioural and Healthcare Research, Vol. 1, No. 2, 2009), pp. 173-199

 Proceedings:

  • DelaCruz, Juan (2009), “The Impact of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic on Human Resources: A Cross-Country Study of the Burden of Disease”, Proceedings of the 2009 Global Conference on Business and Finance, San Jose, Costa Rica, May 27-30, 2009 (ISBN: 1941-9589) pp. 173-174 (available at http://www.theibfr.com/pastconference.htm)
  • DelaCruz, Juan (2008), “The Economics of the Fashion Industry in Latin America: a Comparative Analysis”, Proceedings of The Oxford Business and Economics Conference 2008, St. Hugh’s College, Oxford University, Oxford, UKin June 22-24, 2008 (ISBN: 978-0-9742114-7-3), pp. 1-35 (available at http://www.gcbe.us/2008_OBEC/data/confcd.htm) (Co-Authored)
  • DelaCruz, Juan (2008), “Reflections on the Economic Impact of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Latin American and the Muslim World: The Importance of Religious Beliefs and Ethnic Diversity”, published in the Proceedings of the European Conference on Health Economics in Rome, Italy (June 23-26, 2008), available at http://eche2008.abstractbook.org/presentation/301/
  • DelaCruz, Juan (2007), “An Estimation of the Impact of HIV on Economic Growth Using Instrumental Variables”, published in the Proceedings of the 7th Conference on Business and Economics, Rome, Italy in October 13-14, 2007 (ISBN: 978-9742114-9-4), pp. 1-34 (available at http://www.gcbe.us/7th_GCBE/data/confcd.htm)
  • DelaCruz, Juan (1999), “La Inversión en Salud como Determinante del Crecimiento Económico: Una Breve Reflexión”, Revista del Hospital Juárez, México, Vol. 66, No. 2, April – June, 1999 (Co-Authored)
  • DelaCruz, Juan (1999), “Los Indicadores Mundiales de la Salud y el Impacto en la Prestación de los Servicios a la Población”, Revista del Hospital Juárez, México, Vol. 66, No. 3, July –September, 1999 (Co-Authored)
  • DelaCruz, Juan, “La Salud y el Desarrollo Económico: Los Grandes Retos del Próximo Milenio”, Revista del Hospital Juárez, México, Vol. 66, No. 4, October –December, 1999 (Co-Authored)

Work in Progress

  • DelaCruz, Juan and Wu, Rongning (Zicklin School of Business @ Baruch College), “Modeling the HIV Epidemic in NYC: Notes on Quasi-Experiments”
  • DelaCruz, Juan and Ethan, Danna (Public Health @ Lehman College), “Socio-Economic and Behavioral Factors of the HIV Epidemic in New York City among Young African-American and Hispanic Males”
  • DelaCruz, J. and Papanikolaou, Nikolaos (Public Health @ Lehman College), “Does Foreign Aid Help Latin American Countries to Overcome the HIV/AIDS Crisis? Lessons from Empirical Experience”
  • DelaCruz, J.“The Puerto Rican Outmigration from New York City in 1990 and 2000”

Academic Activities

  • 2011-2012 Institute for Research Poverty Visiting Scholar of the University of Wisconsin at Madison during the week of January 30 – February 3, 2012 (forthcoming)
  • Presentation of the paper “Statistical Modeling of HIV Epidemic in New York City: A Theoretical Framework” (DelaCruz, J. and Wu, R.) in the 2012 American Economics Association Conference in Chicago (forthcoming)
  • Poster presentation of the paper "The State of the HIV Epidemic in Latin America and The Caribbean: Policy Recommendations" in the AIDS Science Day at the Yale School of Public Health on March 23rd, 2011
  • Presentation of the paper “Modeling the HIV Epidemic in NYC: Notes on Quasi-Experiments” in the 2011 Eastern Economics Association Conference held in New York, NY on February 25-27, 2011
  • Presentation of the paper “The Fighting of the HIV Epidemic in Latin America and the Caribbean” at the Business and Economics Society International held in Athens, Greece on July 15-19, 2010
  • Presentation of the Paper “A Survey on Health Status and Income Per Capita“ in the American Economic Association, Atlanta, GA, January 3-5, 2010
  • Presentation of the paper “HIV, Health Status and Economic Growth” in the Business and Economics Society International, in Kona, HI, July 20, 2009
  • Presentation of the paper “The Burden of Disease in Human Resources” in the 2008 Costa Rica Global Conference in Business and Finance, San Jose, Costa Rica, May 28, 2009
  • Presentation of the paper “An Instrumental Variable Analysis of the Impact of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Low- and Middle-Income Countries” in the Southeast Economics Association Conference in Washington, DC on November 21, 2008
  • Presentation of the paper “Reflections on the Economic Impact of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Latin American and the Muslim World: The Importance of Religious Beliefs and Ethnic Diversity” in the European Conference on Health Economics in Rome, Italy (June 23-26, 2008)
  • Presentation of the paper “A Brief Contribution to the Debate over the Impact of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic on Economic Growth”, at the Business and Economics Society International in Lugano, Switzerland (July 16-19, 2008)
  • Presentation of a paper “Reflections on the Economic Impact of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Latin American and the Muslim World: The Importance of Religious Beliefs and Ethnic Diversity” at the 2nd Biennial Conference of the American Society of Health Economists under the topic “Equity and Efficiency in Health and Healthcare”, Duke University, Durham, NC (June 24-25, 2008)
  • Presentation of the paper “The Economics of the Fashion Industry in Latin America: a Comparative Analysis”, at The Oxford Business and Economics Conference 2008, St. Hugh’s College, Oxford University, Oxford, UK (June 22-24, 2008)
  • Participation in The Workshop on Institutional Economics 2008, University of Hertfordshire, UK (June 17-18, 2008)
  • Poster presentation of the paper “A Brief Contribution to the Debate of the Impact of HIV on Economic Growth” at the Unite For Sight Fifth Annual International Health Conference, Building Global Health For Today and Tomorrow, Yale University, New Haven, CT (April 12-13, 2008)
  • Presentation of a paper Reflections on the Economic Impact of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Latin American and the Muslim World: The Importance of Religious Beliefs and Ethnic Diversity at the Eastern Economics Association Annual Conference 2008 in Boston, MA
  • Presentation of the paper “A Brief Contribution to the Debate of the Impact of HIV on Economic Growth” at the New School – UMass Workshop, New York, NY, in November 3-4, 2007
  • Presentation of the paper “An Estimation of the Impact of HIV on Economic Growth Using Instrumental Variables” at the 7th Conference on Business and Economics, Rome, Italy in October 13-14, 2007

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