Norberto Michel Hernández Valdés-Portela, B.A., M.A.Email:

Office Tel: (718) 518-6574

Biography: Norberto Michel Hernández Valdés-Portela is an Instructor in Economics at Hostos Community College. He has been teaching at Hostos since 2010. His research interests are in development economics and the political economy of higher education. Most of his work has involved studying the factors that impede country-focused development, concentrating on comparative studies in economic growth and economic thought, particularly in Cuba. More recently, his research has focused on the political economy of higher education with an emphasis on critical university studies, specifically on community college reform and the access of Hispanic Americans and Hispanic immigrants to higher education. He is a member of the Latin America Studies Association (LASA) and the Union for Radical Political Economics (URPE).

Courses Typically Taught

ECO 101 Principles of Microeconomics 

ECO 102 Principles of Macroeconomics