José Torres

José Torres

Adjunct Visiting Professor, Economics
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M.S., West Texas A&M University (2017, Financial Economics)

B.S., City University of New York-John Jay (2014, Economics)


José Torres is a visiting professor in the Economics Department and has taught introduction to economics and understanding economic data. A second-generation Latin-American native of Astoria, Professor Torres graduated from West Texas A&M University in 2017 where he attained an M.S. in financial economics after attaining a B.S. in economics from CUNY-John Jay in 2014. Prior to John Jay, José graduated from Forest Hills High School in June 2011. 

José began his economics career as an economist at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on March 2016. In August 2017, José started his career as an adjunct professor on a part-time basis here at John Jay. In October 2018, José transferred from the BLS to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). In December 2021, José joined Interactive Brokers (IBKR) as their senior economist. 

JJC Affiliations

Undergraduate and Graduate Economics Programs

Professional Memberships

National Association of Business Economists

Economic Club of Miami

Association of Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Alumni

Course Taught

Introduction to Economics

Understanding Economic Data

Languages spoken/fluent in

English, Spanish
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