Nestor Arguea

Dr. Nestor Arguea

  • Position:  Associate Professor and COB International Program Director
  • Department:  Marketing, Supply Chain Logistics, and Economics
  • Office Location:  Bldg 53 Room 134
  • Campus: 8504743071


Dr. Nestor M. Arguea is Chair of the Department of Marketing and Economics, where he is an Associate Professor.

His research interest is applied econometrics with emphasis in microeconomic issues. These include pricing, industry studies, quality change, input markets, and differentiated products, and in general in the estimation of models for which complete information does not exist. Some of his work has been published in the Journal of Econometrics, the Journal of Applied Econometrics, the Journal of Economic Psychology, Economics of Education Review, and Energy Policy, among others.

Arguea has produced research in a number of areas: aspects of China’s economy and technological factors in Asian internet adoptions (Chinese Studies Forum), U.S. and world sugar futures contracts (Journal of Economics Integration), the market values of environmental amenities (Journal of Housing Economics),  rebate programs in Florida (Energy Policy), and tourist development taxes in Florida (Applied Economics), to name a few.

Some of Arguea’s current research examines the economics of higher education, issues of quality measures, distribution of adoptions of solar panel installations in Florida, and the analysis of revenues from tourism in Florida.

He has held visiting appointments at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Somosaguas, Spain, and at Nyenrode University, The Netherlands. He also has taught at the Transatlantic Institute in Germany, part of the UWF MBA program.

He has made presentations at international and national conferences on such varied subjects as concept maps in distance-learning courses, indicators for neighborhood quality, and estimating the economic value of environmental amenities. 

Arguea has served as a referee for numerous professional organizations, including Managerial and Decision Economics, Service Industry Journal, Empirical Economics, and Review of Economics and Statistics