Education

 

Economics (Ph.D.)

The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, USA
August 2017 - 

 

Economics (M.Sc.)

The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, USA
August 2017 - May 2019

 

Economics and Public Policy (M.A.)

ITESM Graduate School of Government and Public Policy (Tecnológico de Monterrey), Monterrey, MX
January 2013 - December 2014

 
Dissertation:
“Democracy and economic growth: Analysis by regions, country groups and income levels”
 

Economics (B.A.)

UANL School of Economics (Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León), Monterrey, MX
August 2008 - December 2012


 

Certificates

 

Statistics and R

HarvardX

R Programming
Johns Hopkins University

Academic Research
Laureate Network Office

Evaluating Social Programs
MITx

Macroeconometric Forecasting
IMFx

Academic and Business Writing
BerkeleyX

Urban Development and Housing
IDBx

Statistical Thinking for Data Science and Analytics
ColumbiaX

Introduction to Managing for Development Results
IDBx

Social and Economic Networks: Models and Analysis
Stanford Online

From Poverty to Prosperity: Understanding Economic Development
OxfordX

 

Teaching Experience

 

Assistant Professor

Department of Business of the Mexico’s Valley University (UVM - Laureate International Universities)
March 2016 - June 2017

 
Graduate level
Econometric Models
Money Market and Capitals
Quantitative Methods for Business
Economics for Business
Undergraduate level
Microeconomics
Macroeconomics
International Economics

 

Research Experience

 

Research Assistant

McCombs School of Business of The University of Texas at Austin
September 2017 -
 

Executive Coordinator of Economic Research

Institute of Studies on Government and Public Finance
June 2016 -

 

Projects Specialist

Institute for Regional Development of the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education
May 2015 - May 2016
 

Research Assistant

Graduate School of Government and Public Policy of the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education
January 2013 - December 2014

 

Research Assistant

School of Economics of the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon
July 2012 - December 2012
 

Presentations

 
Europe´s income convergence and the latest global financial crisis
in collaboration with Rene Cabral-Torres
Accepted to be presented at:

The 94th Annual Conference of the Western Economic Association International, San Francisco, California, USA.
June 2019

The ECB Forum on Central Banking - Young economists' competition (Poster session), Sintra, Portugal.
June 2019 

Regional specialization transitions and technological intensity in Mexico’s manufacturing industry
in collaboration with Amado Villarreal-Gonzalez, and Miguel Flores-Segovia
Accepted to be presented at the 47th Annual Conference of the Mid-Continent Regional Science Association, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
June 2016

Democracy and economic growth: Analysis by regions, country groups and income levels
Accepted and presented at The 52nd Annual Meetings of the Public Choice Society, San Antonio, Texas, USA.
March 2015

On the effects of policy responsiveness on economic growth: Evidence from democratic nations
in collaboration with Marco Perez-Mares
Accepted and presented at The 89th Annual Conference of the Western Economic Association International, Denver, Colorado, USA.
June 2014

Conditional political budget cycle: Evidence from democratic nations
in collaboration with Marco Perez-Mares
Accepted and presented at The 51st Annual Meetings of the Public Choice Society, Charleston, South Carolina, USA.
March 2014

Evaluability of the 'Microenterprises’ Impulse' program
in collaboration with Araceli Ortega-Diaz
Accepted and presented at The 2nd International Seminar: Analysis and Impact of Public Policies, Mexico City, D.F., Mexico.
September 2013

 

Skills

 
Proficiency on:
 
  • Econometric analysis (Stata, Matlab, R and EViews)
 

Academic Affiliations

 
  • American Economic Association  
 
  • Mid-Continent Regional Science Association
 
  • Public Choice Society
 
  • Western Economic Association International

 

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