­­Francisco A. CASTELLANOS-SOSA­­ 


About me

Economist and Data Scientist with 11+ years of experience applying economic theory, econometrics, and mixed-evaluation methods in organizations, academia, and data-driven consulting projects. 

I am currently a Senior Research Associate at the Texas Census Institute. My current research relies on estimating the Texas census undercount and its economic impact on demographic groups and regions. 

Before joining the institute, I was a Lecturer at the Bush School of Government & Public Service at Texas A&M University. In Mexico, I worked on evaluating public and budget programs, constructing economic development plans, designing public policy agendas, building indexes, and identifying strategic economic sectors. I have taught several undergraduate and graduate courses at Universidad del Valle de Mexico and the EGADE Business School.  


Ph.D., Public Policy, The University of Texas at Austin, 2023

M.Sc., Economics, The University of Texas at Austin, 2019 

M.A., Economy and Public Policy, ITESM, 2014 

B.A., Economics, UANL, 2012


Additional Academic Training

Professional Certificate, Data Science, Harvard University, 2024

Summer School, Socioeconomic Inequality, University of Chicago / New Economic School, 2021


My CV can be downloaded here or explored online in the tab CV.


This is my citation record: 

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Research interests

My research interests are applied economics, labor economics, and public economics. I attend policy-related topics such as international trade, income inequality, immigration, energy consumption, financial crises, political turnovers, and dynamics of local labor markets.