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Tom Fullerton is a Professor of Economics & Finance at UTEP. In addition to conducting research on Borderplex business conditions, Dr. Fullerton teaches graduate courses in econometrics, urban economics, business forecasting, and border economics. 


A native of Ft. Worth, Fullerton attended grade school in Latin America. As an undergraduate, he attended UTEP as a Stevens Scholar where he majored in Economics and Finance and minored in Mathematics. Fullerton also holds an M.S. in Economics from Iowa State University where he studied as a Pace Scholar and an M.A. in Business Economics from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania where he studied as Dean’s Fellow. He obtained his Doctorate in Economics from the University of Florida. 


Prior to joining UTEP, Fullerton was Senior Economist at the University of Florida Bureau of Economic & Business Research. Before moving to Florida, Fullerton was an International Economist with Wharton Econometrics in Philadelphia. At that post, he was in charge of modeling, forecasting, and policy analysis for the South American economies of Colombia, Ecuador, and Venezuela. Fullerton has also worked as an Economist in the Executive Office of the Governor of Idaho, where he forecast the state economy and conducted fiscal policy analysis during legislative sessions. His professional career began as an Associate Economist in the corporate planning department of El Paso Electric Company. Fullerton has taught as a Visiting Professor at Helsinki School of Economics in Finland, Monterrey Institute of Technology in Mexico, Colegio de la Frontera Norte in Tijuana, and Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez. 


His analysis has been cited in articles appearing in Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Barron’s, USA Today, Investor’s Business Daily, and U.S. News & World Report. He has also appeared on national newscasts aired by ABC, CNN, FOX, and The News Hour with Jim Lehrer on PBS. In addition to being a member of the Bloomberg national economic outlook panel for the USA, Dr. Fullerton’s research has been published in academic journals in North America, Europe, South America, Asia, Africa, and Australia.

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RGEA is a group of professional economists, teachers, public servants and business people that promotes broader understanding of economic issues relevant to the border region. It is an affiliate chapter of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE).


Thomas M. Fullerton, Jr. Ph. D. and

Steven L. Fullerton


UTEP Border Regional Modeling Project

Woody L. Hunt College of Business


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11: 45 AM  

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12 PM  

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12:05 PM  

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1:00 PM  

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