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: Associate 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


Padilla teaches Principles of Microeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Law & Economics and A Citizen's Guide to Economics.

He has taught at Metropolitan State University of Denver since 2002.

Padilla 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 non-academics. Other research interests include studying self-governance mechanisms in non-traditional industries with a focus on the adult film industry.

Padilla is 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.