Ricardo Tovar-Silos

Contact

Dr. Ricardo Tovar-Silos
Associate Professor
Department of Business

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

Ph.D.   University of Houston


Courses Taught

M.B.A.:

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.

 

Faculty Advisor:
2017-2018:  Lamar Chapter of AIS  
Mentoring Activities:
2018:  M.B.A. Exit Exam  

 

College Assignments

 

Chair:
2020-2021:  College of Business Strategic Planning (task force - College Environment) (Co-Chair)  

 

Faculty Advisor:
2017-2018:  Lamar Chapter of AIS  
2015-2016:  Lamar chapter of the Association for Information Systems (AIS)  

Member:
2019-2020 – 2020-2021:  Accreditation & Assessment
2018-2019:  Accreditation and Assessment Committee  
2017-2018:  M.B.A. Exit Exam  
2016-2017 – 2017-2018:  Committee on Statistics/Quantitative Analysis  
2015-2016:  Accreditation and Assessment Committee  
2011-2012 – 2014-2015:  Multicultural Enhancement Committee Lamar University  
2013-2014:  Multicultural Enhancement
Other Institutional Service Activities:
2018:  Michael G. Weinert Entrepreneurship Lecture Series

 

University Assignments

Member:
2017-2018 – 2018-2019:  University IT  
2016-2017:  University Academic IT Committee  
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

 

Faculty Advisor:
2016-2017:  Lamar Chapter of the Association for Information Tecnologies (AIS)  

 

Mentoring Activities:
2015-2016:  Martin Tran

Other Institutional Service Activities:
2013-2014:  Faculty Senate

 

Professional Service

Academic Conference: Discussant
2018:  International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines, dallas, Texas.
Academic Conference: Moderator / Facilitator
2018:  International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines.

 

Intellectual Contributions

Refereed Articles 

  • Tovar-Silos, R. (in press, 2017).  Regime-switching Volatility of Stock Returns and Exchange Rates in Latin America.  Journal of Applied Business and Economics, 19 (10).
  • Tovar-Silos, R. (2016).  A regime-switching model of exchange rate volatility in Mexico.   Journal of Finance and Accountancy, 21.
  • 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. (2016, April). A switching ARCH model of exchange rates in Mexico.  International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines, Dallas, Texas.
  • 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.