• Associate Professor, Economics Department

Research Summary

My research agenda focuses on two projects. The first consists in studying the dynamic interactions between business cycles, economic growth, income distribution, and the structure of financial systems. The second explores new econometric models and methods aimed at identifying the permanent and cyclical fluctuations that determine the different states of the economy, as well as their potential dynamic interactions.


  • BS in Economics, Faculty of Economics, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)
  • MS in Economics and Econometrics, School of Economics, University of Kent
  • PhD in Economics, School of Economics, University of Kent


Ivan Mendieta-Muñoz is Associate Professor (with tenure) in the Department of Economics at the University of Utah, where he has been a faculty member since 2016. He received his PhD in Economics from the University of Kent in 2016. He received his MS in Economics and Econometrics from the University of Kent in 2012, and his BS in Economics from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in 2011.

Professor Mendieta-Muñoz's research and teaching interests are in the areas of macroeconomics, monetary economics, and (Bayesian and classical) time series econometrics. He has received various awards, honors, and grants for his academic work, including a Superior Teaching Award from the University of Utah's College of Social and Behavioral Science (CSBS), an Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) research grant (joint work with Codrina Rada and Rudiger von Arnim), and the Best Paper Award at the 21st International Network for Economic Research (INFER) Annual Conference in Brussels, Belgium (joint work with Mengheng Li)He has published more than twenty research articles in refereed journals such as Economics Letters, the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, the Journal of Economic Surveys, the Journal of Post Keynesian EconomicsMacroeconomic DynamicsMetroeconomica, the Review of Income and Wealth, and Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics, among others.