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Nelson Altamirano

Associate Professor of Economics
National University
11255 North Torrey Pines Rd.
La Jolla, CA 92037


Background Information

I am an associate professor of economics in the School of Business and Management at National University since 2008. Prior to this position I taught economics at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, Tsukuba University Japan, Ceipa Medellin-Colombia, University of San Diego and Palomar College in San Marcos, California. In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses of economics, I am the course lead for managerial economics and the program lead of M.S. in Sustainable Management (blended program with the School of Engineering and Technology). I am also the online coordinator for the School of Business. I got my Master's degree in economics and a Ph.D. in International Economic Policy and Management both from the University of California, San Diego in 2000. I was pleased to receive a Presidential Teaching Award in 2011 at my university. My research focuses on the subjects of mining and oil industries, multinational oil companies and energy economics.

Related Pedagogical Projects

I participated in the Teaching Innovations Program in 2009 and since then I had been using experiments and interactive teaching techniques to enhance deeper learning. I developed two workshops for adjuncts at my School and I am part of a project funded by Hewlett Packard to introduce game methodologies into economics courses (STEM courses) at National University.