­­Francisco A. CASTELLANOS-SOSA­­ 

Education

    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

Research Experience

 

Texas Census Institute

     Senior Research Associate

     June 2023 -

     Research Associate 

     June 2022 - May 2023

 

The University of Texas at Austin 

     Statistical Consultant (Population Research Center)

     September 2021 - May 2023

     Research Assistant (McCombs School of Business) 

     September 2017 - January 2023

 

Institute of Studies on Government and Public Finance

     Executive Coordinator of Economic Research 

     June 2016 - 

 

Tecnologico de Monterrey (ITESM) 

     Projects Specialist (Institute for Regional Development (IDR-ITESM))

     April 2015 - May 2016

     Research Assistant (Graduate School of Government and Public Administration) 

     January 2013 - December 2014 

Teaching Experience (USA)

 

Texas A&M University, Bush School of Government & Public Service 

  Lecturer 

    January 2020 -

      Graduate level 

        Fundamentals of the Global Economy

        International Trade Policy Analysis

 

Teaching Experience (MX)

 

Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM), EGADE Business School 

  Global Visiting Faculty

    June 2022 -

      Graduate level

        Statistics and Economics (for Analytical Foundations of Business)

  Professor of Practice

    April 2021 - May 2022

     Graduate level       

        Statistics and Economics (for Analytical Foundations of Business)

 

Universidad del Valle de México (UVM), Department of Business

  Assistant Professor 

    March 2016 - June 2017 

     Graduate level 

        Econometric Models 

        Money and Capital Markets 

        Quantitative Methods for Business 

        Economics for Business 

     Undergraduate level 

        Microeconomics

        Macroeconomics

        International Economics  

Presentations and Service at Conferences

 

The 2020 Census Undercount of Children and Young Children in Texas Counties

    Accepted to be presented at: 

        Southern Demographic Association, 2023 Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, USA. October 2023

Economic Impact of the 2020 Census Undercount in Texas

    Accepted to be presented at:

        AUBER, 2023 Fall Conference, San Antonio, Texas. October 2023

Immigration and Income Inequality in the United States 

    Accepted to be presented at: 

        The 60th Annual Meetings of the Public Choice Society, Seattle, Washington, USA. March 2023

            Finalist of the 8th Annual Elinor and Vincent Ostrom Prize

        The 45th Annual Meetings of the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. November 2023

Spatial Income Inequality in the United States 

    Accepted to be presented at: 

        Texas Demographic Center, 2023 Texas Demographic Conference Conference, Austin, Texas, USA. May 2023

        Population Reference Bureau, ACS Data Users Conference, Online. May 2023

        The 69th North American Meeting of the Regional Science Association International, Montreal, Canada. November 2022

        The 92nd Annual Meetings of the Southern Economic Association, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. November 2022

        The 61st Annual Meetings of the Southern Regional Science Association, Austin, Texas, USA. April 2022

        The 59th Annual Meetings of the Public Choice Society, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. March 2022

Discrimination and Inequality in the Labor Market

    Invited as Panel Discussant at:

        The 43rd Annual Meetings of the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management, Austin, Texas, USA. March 2022

Policy Matters: How Policy Changes Affect Students

    Invited as Panel Discussant at: 

        The 43rd Annual Meetings of the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management, Austin, Texas, USA. March 2022

Public Programs Designed to Increase Labor Supply of the More Vulnerable Workforce

    Invited as Panel Discussant at:

        The 43rd Annual Meetings of the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management, Austin, Texas, USA. March 2022

Coping with Housing Unaffordability through Individual Tradeoffs, Regulatory Protections, and Public Program 

    Invited as Panel Chair at: 

        The 43rd Annual Meetings of the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management, Austin, Texas, USA. March 2022

Europe’s income convergence and the latest global financial crisis 

in collaboration with René Cabral 

    Accepted and presented at: 

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

        The ECB Forum on Central Banking, Sintra, Portugal. June 2019

            Finalist of the Young Economists' Competition 2019 

Regional specialization transitions and technological intensity in Mexico’s manufacturing industry 

in collaboration with Amado Villarreal, and Miguel Flores 

    Accepted and 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 Pérez 

    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 Pérez 

    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 

    Accepted and presented at:

        The 2nd International Seminar: Analysis and Impact of Public Policies, Mexico City, D.F., Mexico. September 2013

Certified Online Courses

 

Statistics and R (HarvardX)

Evaluating Social Programs (MITx)

Moral Foundations of Politics (Yale)

Python for Data Science and AI (IBM)

Macroeconometric Forecasting (IMFx)

Urban Development and Housing (IDBx)

R Programming (Johns Hopkins University) 

Academic and Business Writing (BerkeleyX)

Academic Research (Laureate Network Office)

Introduction to Managing for Development Results (IDBx) 

Designing a Multidimensional Poverty Index (OPHI/UNDP)

Statistical Thinking for Data Science and Analytics (ColumbiaX)

Public Policy Challenges of the 21st Century (University of Virginia)

Social and Economic Networks: Models and Analysis (Stanford Online)

From Poverty to Prosperity: Understanding Economic Development (OxfordX)

Professional Affiliations

 

American Economic Association

Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management

National Association for Business Economics

Public Choice Society

Southern Economic Association

Southern Regional Science Association 

Western Economic Association International  

Reviewer for

 

Energy & Environment

Investigación Económica

Statistics, Politics and Policy

Journal of Regional Research

Energy Research & Social Science

Review of Development Economics

Asia-Pacific Journal of Regional Science

Structural Change and Economic Dynamics

Skills

 

Econometric Analysis and Data Science

(R, Python, SQL, Stata, Matlab, ArcGIS)