I am a Professor of economics at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, and I research mostly macroeconomic and international economic issues. At Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, I teach both undergraduate and graduate courses: principles of macroeconomics,intermediate macroeconomics, international economics, economics of European integration, and a course in money & banking. I specialize in studies of regional integration, with particular emphasis on the European Union, as well as techniques for studying business cycles. I have published widely in high level scholarly journals, and have been the author of several edited volumes for leading book publishers. I am a native of the UK, and also a Canadian citizen, and I have also been a frequent research visitor to the Bank of Finland in Helsinki, and will be a Visiting Researcher at the University of Cape Town in South Africa during the spring semester of 2017.