Marcela Giraldo

Marcela Giraldo

Senior Lecturer



Office: Umphrey Lee 302
Phone: 214-768-3288

Educational Background

Ph.D. University of Florida


Dr. Marcela Giraldo is a full-time Lecturer. Her first passion for teaching comes from Econometrics. Despite it being a very hard class for students, she manages to get them excited about learning and finds this very rewarding. International Macroeconomics is also a passionate subject for Dr. Giraldo because, coming from Colombia, financial crises in Latin America is actually why she started studying economics. And, her students really enjoy picking a real-world crisis to write their case-study assignments.

Dr. Giraldo was the very deserving winner of the 2019 Mangum Teaching Award. This highly sought-after award, endowed through a million dollar gift from distinguished alum Charles Mangum, is given annually to a non-tenured recipient in the Department of Economics who is extraordinary at student involvement.


Sovereign Defaults, Banking

Courses Taught

Econometrics, International Macroeconomics, International Finance