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  • Economics
  • School

  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • Expertise

  • Integral Economic Development
  • Family and Growth
  • International Finance
  • Population and Health
  • Family and Health in Developing Countries
  • Women's Education
  • Family Policy
  • Leadership and Young Women
  • Languages

  • Spanish and French
  • Aguirre's expertise sought by governments and international agencies

    Aguirre has testified on issues related to population, family, and health before the U.S. Congress, the United Nations, and parliaments in Central America, Africa and Canada. She also has advised several U.S. congressmen and U.N. delegates on economic aspects of U.N. documents and on women's education, family policy, and health. She was a presidential appointee to the U.S. Advisory Commission on Foreign Diplomacy and also is actively involved with leadership programs for young women.

    Aguirre has been interviewed multiple times in Guatemala and Argentina, on radio and T.V. shows. An extensive list of these and her publications can be found on her faculty webpage (see link above).


    • An Integral Approach to an Economic Perspective: Consequences for Measuring Impact

      In this article in the Journal of Market and Morality, Aguirre argues that achieving sustainable development requires a new approach that seeks to respect the dignity of the human person, strengthen the family, and foster civic and social responsibility.

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