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José de Jesús García Vega

Estes-Sirgy About the Authors Garcia VegaJosé de Jesús García Vega is CEO of Servicios Integrales Gama, a petrochemical firm in Ciudad Madero, Tamaulipas, Mexico. He was formerly Professor of Economics, Universidad de Monterrey, Mexico, where he lectured on business forecasting, microeconomics, managerial economics, and international economics. He was a visiting professor in Mexico and overseas. He was Director of the Center of Well-Being Studies, doing research on subjective well-being and quality of life in Mexico. He published a book on happiness and values in Monterrey and co-authored an article in the Handbook of the Economics of Happiness, among other publications. His most recent project involved measuring quality of life at the national and state levels. He contributed to The World Book of Happiness ( and served on the editorial review boards of the Journal of Applied Research in Quality of Life, the Social Indicators Research Journal, and the Encyclopedia of Quality of Life Research. Jose has an MBA and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the Universidad Autonoma de Tamaulipas in Tampico, Mexico and a PhD in Agricultural Economics from Texas A &M University. E-mail:
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