Ricardo Tovar-Solis

Contact

Dr. Ricardo Tovar-Silos
Assistant Professor 

Phone: (409) 880-8625
Email: rtovarsil@lamar.edu
Office: Galloway Business Building Room 254

Ph.D.   University of Houston


Courses Taught

MBA:

Managerial Decision Making 

Bachelors:

Business Analysis I 
Business Analysis I 
Business Analysis II 
Principles (Micro)

Courses taught, but not in the Schedule:

International Finance 

Professional Experience

Academic Experience 

Visiting Professor, Assistant Professor, Business Analysis, Lamar University (August, 2009 - Present), Beaumont, Texas.

Visiting Professor Economics and Finance, Lamar University (August, 2008 - May, 2009), Beaumont, Texas. Taught two sections of 'Financial Institutions and Markets', one section of 'Principles of Economics' and one section of Principles of Finance in Fall 2008 at Lamar University.

Taught two sections of 'Principles of Economics' and two sections of 'Principles of Finance' in Spring 2009 at Lamar University.

Adjunct Professor, University of Houston (July, 2004 - August, 2004), Houston, Texas. Taught 'International Financial Management' in Summer, 2004 to 45 undergraduate business majors at the Bauer College of Business, University of Houston. Had independent responsibility to develop the teaching materials.

Non-Academic Experience 

Chief of the Department of Productive Chains, Mexican Ministry of the Economy (January, 2003 - May, 2003), Mexico City, Mexico. Development of economic studies of the mining sector in Mexico.

Chief of Subprogram in the Economic Information Center, Chief of Subprogram in the Economic Information Center, Mexican Ministry of the Economy (April, 2000 - December, 2002), Monterrey, Mexico. Analysis of economic information of the state of Nuevo Leon, Mexico. 

Service

Institutional Service 

Department Assignments

Member:
2015-2016:  ISA Search Committee for an MIS Assistant Professor, 2015.  

College Assignments

Faculty Advisor:
2015-2016:  Lamar chapter of the Association for Information Systems (AIS)  

Member:
2015-2016:  Accreditation and Assessment Committee  
2011-2012 – 2014-2015:  Multicultural Enhancement Committee Lamar University  
2013-2014:  Multicultural Enhancement

University Assignments

Member:
2015-2016:  Faculty Issues Committee of the Faculty Senate, 2015-2016.  
2015-2016:  Academic IT Committee, 2015-2016  
2015-2016:  Faculty Senate of Lamar University, 2013-2016
2014-2015:  Faculty Issues Committee of the Faculty Senate, 2014-2015.  
2014-2015:  Faculty Issues Committee
2014-2015:  Faculty Senate

Mentoring Activities:
2015-2016:  Martin Tran

Other Institutional Service Activities:
2013-2014:  Faculty Senate

Intellectual Contributions

Refereed Articles 

  • Tovar-Silos, R. (2015).  Characteristics of Initial Public Offerings in Hot Markets.   International Research Journal of Applied Finance, VI (12), 803-810.
  • Tovar-Silos, R. (2015).  Exchange Rates and Interest Rates in Mexico: A Markov-Regime Switching Approach.   International Journal of Business and Economic Perspectives, 10 (1), 82-92.
  • Tovar-Silos, R. (in press, 2014).  IDENTIFICATION OF HOT IPO MARKETS USING A BIVARIATE REGIME SWITCHING MODEL.   International Journal of Business Accounting and Finance.
  • Tovar-Silos, R. S. (2013).  The Empirical Relationship between Exchange Rates and Stock Market Returns in South Africa: A Markov Regime-Switching Approach.   International Research Journal of Applied Finance, IV (12), 1540-1553.
  • Tovar-Silos, R. (2012).  Exchange Rates and Stock Market Returns In Mexico: A Markov Regime-Switching Approach.   International Research Journal of Applied Finance, III (7), 1010-1019.
  • Tovar-Silos, R. (in press, 2012).  Industry Hot and Cold IPO Markets: Identification Using a Regime Switching Model.   Global International Research Journal of Business and Economics, 1 (2), 143-158.

Refereed Proceedings 

  • Tovar-Silos, R. (2015).  Exchange Rates and Interest Rates in Mexico: A Markov-Regime Switching Approach.   International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines.
  • Tovar-Silos, R. (in press, 2014).  IDENTIFICATION OF HOT IPO MARKETS USING A BIVARIATE REGIME SWITCHING MODEL.   International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines.

Presentation of Refereed Papers 

  • Tovar-Silos, R. (2015, April). Exchange Rates and Interest Rates in Mexico: A Markov Regime-Switching Approach.   International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines, Dallas, Texas.
  • Tovar-Silos, R. (2012, September). Identification of Hot and Cold IPO Markets using a Bivariate Regime-Switching Model.   IRJAF Annual Applied Finance Conference, Providence, Rhode Island.

Grants 

Funded

  • 2015: Tovar-Silos, R. • 2015 Research Enhancement Grant, Principal Investigator, Lamar University.

Working Papers 

  • Tovar-Silos, R. (2015). "Volatility Cross Correlation of Exchange Rates and Stock Prices in Latin-American Emerging Markets," targeted for Emerging Markets Quarterly.
  • Tovar-Silos, R. (2015). "A switching ARCH model of Exchange Rate Volatility in Mexico," targeted for International Journal of Business Accounting and Finance.
  • Tovar-Silos, R. (2014). "Exchange Rates and Interest Rates in Mexico: a Markov Regime-switching Approach," targeted for International Journal Of Business Disciplines (IJBD).
  • Tovar-Silos, R. (2014). "Characterization of IPOs in Hot Markets," targeted for International Research Journal of Applied Finance.
  • Tovar-Solis, R. (2013). "Characterization of IPO's in Hot Markets," targeted for International Research Journal of Applied Finance.
  • Tovar-Solis, R. (2013). "Identification Of Hot IPO Markets," targeted for International Research Journal of Applied Finance.
  • Tovar-Silos, R. (2012). "IDENTIFICATION OF HOT IPO MARKETS," targeted for International Research Journal of Applied Finance.