IBC Bank Establishes Fellowship in the UTSA College of Business
July 15, 2010
(San Antonio)—Hamid Beladi, professor of economics, has been named the inaugural IBC Bank Senior Faculty Fellow at The University of Texas at San Antonio College of Business. The fellowship was established this spring by IBC Bank to support faculty excellence.
“Dr. Hamid Beladi is a renowned researcher and faculty member in the College of Business,” said Dean Lynda de la Viña. “This fellowship will allow him to conduct world-class research in international economics, particularly in the areas of international trade and international migration of labor.”
“UTSA is one of the premier universities in South Texas and is quickly transforming into a world class research institution,” said IBC - San Antonio President and CEO Steve Edlund. “The establishment of the IBC Senior Faculty Fellowship position within the university’s College of Business is just one way IBC Bank continues to support education in our community. By working with UTSA, we hope to inspire student learning and support the excellent faculty at the university. Dr. Beladi is an expert in the field of international economics, and his fellowship will benefit not only the students of UTSA in the present but also the community in the future as these students become the leaders of tomorrow.”
A respected researcher in the field of international trade theory, Beladi has published more than 160 papers in academic journals. His research interests have centered on the pure theory of international trade, technology transfer and joint ventures, exchange rate pass-through and international migration of labor.
He edits three academic publications including the International Review of Economics and Finance, Frontiers of Economics and Globalization and the North American Journal of Economics and Finance. He holds a doctorate and master’s degree in economics from Utah State University.
Nationally ranked and recognized, the UTSA College of Business is accredited by AACSB International, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. It is one of the 40 largest business schools in the nation with 5,600 enrolled students and 37 different graduate and undergraduate business programs. The college is dedicated to raising its academic profile to become one of the best business schools recognized for developing “Knowledge for a New World.” For more information, visit http://business.utsa.edu.
IBC Bank - San Antonio is a member of International Bancshares Corporation (NASDAQ: IBOC), a $10.8 billion multi-bank financial holding company headquartered in Laredo, Texas, with 279 facilities and more than 430 ATMs serving 105 communities in Texas and Oklahoma.
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