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Mariana Saenz-Ayala

Associate Professor of Economics


  • Ph.D. (Economics and Statistics), University of Nebraska–Lincoln, 2014
  • MS (Statistics), University of Nebraska–Lincoln, 2010
  • MS (Finance and Economics), West Texas A&M University, 2005
  • BS (Industrial Engineering), Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia, 2003

Areas of Specialization

  • Economic Development
  • Applied Econometrics
  • International Economics


Mariana Saenz, Ph.D., is an associate professor of economics at Georgia Southern University. She completed her Ph.D. in economics and statistics at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Saenz holds an MS in statistics from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, an MS in finance and economics from West Texas A&M University, and a BS in industrial engineering from Universidad de los Andes at Bogotá, Colombia. Her research interests are in applied econometrics, economic development, and international economics. Saenz’s research has been presented at the Allied Social Science Associations Annual Meetings, the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Annual Meetings, the Southern Economic Association Annual Meetings, and the Southwestern Society of Economics Annual Meetings. Her teaching experience includes courses in international economic development, regional economic development, international finance, principles of macroeconomics, principles of microeconomics, and introduction to international economics.

Office Location

Parker College of Business room 2248
Phone: 912-478-7561


Curriculum Vitae

Last updated: 10/31/2022