Dr. Roman Cech is Professor of Economics at Florida State College in Jacksonville. He received his economics education in Europe and in the United States.
After graduating from Economics University in Bratislava, Slovakia in 1987, Dr. Cech was an assistant professor of economics there for four years. After the fall of communism in Czechoslovakia, he received a Fulbright fellowship and spent one year as a visiting professor at the University of Virginia in 1991. He stayed at UVA as a graduate student and instructor of economics and earned his M.A. in 1995 and Ph.D. in 2001.
Between 2001 and 2003 Dr. Cech worked in Germany. As a member of the German Advisory Group, he advised the government of Ukraine on macroeconomic reforms of tax system, social security and budget. In 2003 Dr. Cech returned to the United States and held academic positions at Longwood University in Virginia and most recently at Florida State College in Jacksonville.
Andrés Gallo is an Associate Professor and Richard deRaismes Kip fellow at the Department of Economics and Geography and Co-Director of the Flagship program in International Business at the Coggin College of Business, University of North Florida.
Andrés received his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received his Licentiate degree in Economics from the Universidad Nacional de La Plata, La Plata, Argentina. He also received a graduate Diploma in Economics from the Instituto Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and a Master of Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Andrés’ teaching interests include economic development, Latin America development, econometrics and international trade. Andres has taught several study abroad to Argentina, Ghana, Guatemala and Spain.
Andres’ research interests include institutions and economic development, property rights, political economy, technology and international economics. As result of his research he has several publications in prestigious research journals.