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Alexandre Padilla


Bilingual, Economic Impacts, Economics, Ethics/Ethical Studies, Immigration, Law, Marijuana, Politics/Public Policy


Securities and business law and regulation, Insider trading, Business economics, Stock exchanges, Securities and regulation, Economic analysis of political decisions, Economic analysis of campaign contributions, Business ethics, Economics of immigration, Economic analysis of foreign policy

Degree: Ph.D.

Title: Professor

Department: Economics


Office Phone: 303-615-0116

Alternate Phone: 720-427-3276

Interviewed by: Colorado Sun, Univision, KNRV, La Buena Onda, 9NEWS, Forbes Magazine, The Huffington Post, DailyFinance, Business Inside Australia, The Fiscal Times, Reason, Money. RO (Romania), CNBC, The Colorado Sun, CGTN America, Denver7, Scripps Media, 850KOA

Additional Languages Spoken: French

Social Media: Linkedin


Alexandre Padilla, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Economics at Metropolitan State University of Denver. His areas of expertise include insider trading, business economics, stock exchanges, securities and regulation, economic analysis of political decisions and business ethics. He is currently teaching Principles of Microeconomics.

Padilla has taught at MSU Denver since 2002. He serves as the director of the Exploring Economic Freedom Project at MSU Denver, which educates students and the general public about the role of economic and political freedom in promoting entrepreneurship, economic growth, prosperity and peace.

He has published several academic papers on insider trading in the Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, Commentaries in Law & Economics and Florida State Business Review. His current research involves studying how insider trading is perceived among academics and nonacademics. Other research interests include studying self-governance mechanisms in nontraditional industries and economic policy related to immigration.

Padilla earned his doctorate, master’s and bachelor’s degrees in Economics from the University of Law, Economics and Science of Aix-Marseille III in Aix-en-Provence, France.

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