­­Francisco A. CASTELLANOS-SOSA­­  

Education

Economics (Ph.D. Coursework) 

    University of Texas at Austin, Austin, USA

        August 2017 - 

Economics (M.Sc.) 

    University of Texas at Austin, Austin, USA

        August 2017 - May 2019 

Economy and Public Policy (M.A.) 

    ITESM Graduate School of Government and Public Policy (Tecnológico de Monterrey), Monterrey, MX

        Master's thesis: “Democracy and economic growth: Analysis by regions, country groups and income levels” 

        January 2013 - December 2014 

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 

 Python for Data Science and AI 

IBM 

 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

Lecturer 

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

January 2020 - May 2020 

    Graduate level 

        Fundamentals of the Global Economy 

Assistant Professor

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

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  

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 (IDR-ITESM)

May 2015 - May 2016

 Research Assistant 

ITESM Graduate School of Government and Public Policy (Tecnológico de Monterrey) 

January 2013 - December 2014 

 Research Assistant 

UANL School of Economics (Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León)

July 2012 - December 2012 

Presentations

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 - 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, 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

Skills

Proficiency on Econometric Analysis 

(Stata, Matlab, Python, R and EViews)

Professional affiliations

American Economic Association 

Western Economic Association International 

Mid-Continent Regional Science Association 

Public Choice Society