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Xavier Garza-Gomez

Associate Professor & 2012 Partnership Professor of Finance

Phone: 281-275-8858

Brazos Hall 349


Xavier Garza-Gomez

Dr. Xavier Garza Gomez earned a PhD in Economics from Nagoya City University in Japan. Prior to coming to the University of Houston-Victoria, he taught at ITESM in Mexico, and California State University in San Marcos. His teaching interests include Business Finance, Financial Institutions & Markets, International Finance, Investments, and Statistics for Business and Economics.

Dr. Garza-Gomez has published numerous articles in a number of significant academic journals including Financial Analyst Journal, Journal of Economics and Business, Asian-Pacific Financial Markets, and others. He has presented his papers at many conferences of the Financial Management Association. Additionally, he has received many Best Paper Awards from his presentations at various international conferences on his extensive research in discretionary accrual models. He has also served as a reviewer and discussant for the Financial Analyst Journal, International Review of Economics and Finance, the Academy of Economics and Finance conference, and others.

Dr. Garza-Gomez holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation, a highly acclaimed professional recognition in the finance profession. As a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Dr. Garza Gomez served as vice president and president of the UHV chapter. He is also a current member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society, the Financial Management Association, the CFA Institute, and the CFA Society of Houston.

Academic Background

  • Ph.D. - Nagoya City University, Economics, 2001
  • M.B.A. - ITESM at Laguna, Finance, 1993
  • M.S. - ITESM at Monterrey, Systems and Quality Control, 1992
  • B.S. - ITESM at Laguna, Mechanical Engineering, 1989

Academic Experience

  • Associate Professor of Finance, School of Business Administration, UHV (2008 - Now)
  • Assistant Professor of Finance, School of Business Administration, UHV (2002 - 2008)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Finance, College of Business Administration, California State University (2001 - 2002)
  • Research Associate, Nagoya City University (2000 - 2001)
  • Research Associate and Lecturer, ITESM at Laguna, Center for Strategic Studies (1993 - 1995)
  • Lecturer, ITESM at Laguna, Administration Department (1992 - 1993)
  • Research Assistant, ITESM at Monterrey, Graduate and Research Division, Quality Control Department (1990 - 1992)

Courses Taught at UHV

  • BUSI 3303 - Business Statistics
  • FINC 3304 - Business Finance
  • FINC 4325 - International Finance
  • FINC 6300 - Selected Topics in Finance
  • FINC 6352 - Financial Management
  • FINC 6361 - Investments
  • FINC 6362 - Financial Institutions & Markets
  • FINC 6364 - Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities
  • FINC 6367 - International Finance

Selected Research

  • Garza Gomez, Xavier, Dong, Xiaobo, Yang, Ziyun, (2014). Unusual Patterns in Reported Segment Earnings of U.S. Firms Journal of Applied Accounting Research
  • Massoud, Metghalchi, Garza-Gomez, Xavier, (2013). The Use of Technical Trading Rules to Predict Overall Stock Price Movements: A Study on Share Prices on the Irish Stock Exchange International Journal Of Management
  • Ning, Yixi, Hu, X., Garza-Gomez, X., (2012). An Empirical Analysis of the Impact of Large Changes in Institutional Ownership on CEO compensation Risk Journal of Economics and Finance
  • Lee, Yong-Gyo, Garza-Gomez, Xavier, (2012). Market-Based Approximation of the Cost of Non-Conformance Associated with the 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Total Quality Management & Business Excellence
  • Metghalchi, Massoud, Chang, Y, Garza-Gomez, X, (2012). Technical Analysis of the Taiwanese Stock Market International Journal of Economics and Finance
  • Lee, Yong Gyo Garza Gomez, Xavier, (2012). Total Cost of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Reflected in US Stock Market Journal of Accounting and Finance
  • Chen, Chien-Ping, Metghalchi, Massoud, Garza-Gomez, Xavier, (2011). Technical Analysis of the Danish Stock Market Business Studies Journal
  • Garza Gomez, Xavier, Metghalchi, Massoud, (2011). The effects of financial modernization on market efficiency: The case of the Mexican Stock Market Investment Management and Financial Innovations
  • Metghalchi, Massoud, Garza Gomez, Xavier, (2011). Trading Rules for the Abu Dhabi Stock Index Review of Middle East Economics and Finance
  • Garza Gomez, Xavier, Metghalchi, Massound, Chen, Chien, (2010). Technical Analysis: Evidence from the Mexican Stock Market The Business Review, Cambridge
  • Al Nasser, O., Garza-G√≥mez, X., (2009). Do Well Functioning Financial System Affect the FDI Inflows into Latin America? International Research Journal of Finance and Economics
  • Metghalchi, M, Garza Gomez, Xavier, Glasure, Y., Chang, Y, (2008). Are Moving Average Trading Rules Profitable? Evidence form the Mexican Stock Market Journal Of Applied Business Research
  • Metghalghi, Massoud, Glasure, Yong, Garza Gomez, Xavier, Chen, Chien, (2007). Profitable Technical Trading Rules for the Austrian Stock Market International Business and Economics Research Journal
  • Garza Gomez, Xavier, Metghalchi, M., (2006). Emerging equity markets: to invest or not to invest Journal Of Applied Business Research
  • Metghalchi, M., Garza Gomez, Xavier, Chen, C, (2006). Trading Breakout Rules: Evidence from South Korea The Business Review, Cambridge

Honors and Achievements

  • 2008: Best paper award for the paper titled 'Beating Buy-and-Hold Strategies using Seasonal Patterns in the Japanese Stock Market' - International Business & Economics Research Conference
  • 2007: Best paper award for the paper 'Profitable Technical Trading Rules for the Austrian Stock Market' - IABT Conference
  • 2000: Best paper Award for 'Discretionary accrual models and the accounting process' - Vernon Zimmerman, Asian-Pacific Conference on International Accounting Issues
  • 2000: Research fund recipient for 'Jika Sougaku wo Meguru Shihon Shisan Hyoka Model no Ginko Bumon wo Fukumeta Nihon Shijo de no Kensho.' - Shintaku Kyokai, Yokyo, Japan
  • 2000: Research fund recipient for 'The relation between Accounting Information and Stock Prices.' - Daiko Zaidan
  • 1999: Discretionary accrual models and the accounting process. - Kanematsu Fellowship
  • 1999: On The Robustness of the Market Value of Equity as Risk Absorber in Cross-Sectional Regressions. - Ishii Securities Memorial