Juan Argaez has a B.A. in Business Administration from Universidad del Mayab in Mexico, an M.A. in Social Sciences from Edinboro University, and an M.A. in Economics from the University of Notre Dame. He received a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Notre Dame.
His scholarly interests are in the areas of international economics, regional economics, and gender economics. He has been awarded research grants from the Kellogg Institute and the Tinker foundation, and has presented his work in the United States, Mexico, and Canada.