June 16 to June 29, 2019 | Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León



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Oscar Mendez
Oscar Mendez is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León in Monterrey, Mexico. He earned his Ph. D. in economics from the University of California, Davis. His fields of specialization are Labor Economics and International Trade. Between 2015 and 2018, Oscar was a Program Associate in the Economics program of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
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Adaner Usmani
Adaner Usmani is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Watson Institute at Brown University. He received his PhD in Sociology from NYU. His dissertation examined the rise and fall of labor movements over the 20th and early 21st centuries, and considered the effects of these facts for political change. In other work, he has written about American mass incarceration, with an eye on the racial politics of its origins and reproduction.


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Alejandro Martín del Campo
Alejandro is an MBA and PhD at Tecnológico de Monterrey. He researches communication and public opinion at the intersection of traditional and emerging media and is currently researching political discourse and propaganda in social media. His interests are e-Democracy, Digital Culture, Internet & Human Rights. Alejandro has over a decade of experience in the broadcast industry, serving as executive producer. He holds degrees in engineering and law.

Teaching Assistants

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Edgar Luna
Edgar is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León in Monterrey, México. He obtained his Ph. D. degree in Economics from the University of Washington, Seattle. His research interests include: Times Series, Applied Macroeconomics, and Public Finance.


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Alejandra Escobar
Alejandra is a Computer Science Engineer currently studying her Masters in Industrial Economics in the School of Economics at Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, her research interests are in Labor Economics, especially in Human Capital Productivity. A non-traditional student, Alejandra’s prior professional experience includes regional management and service in one of the oldest firms in México.
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Bianca Chacon
Bianca Chacon is a PhD student in Economics at Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Her research interests include the economics of education, social mobility and human capital. In the summer of 2015 she made a research stay in Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health, Glasgow Cadelonian University, Scotland, United Kingdom. Bianca received her bachelors degree in mathematics and her masters degree in economics both from Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
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Carlos Saldaña
Carlos is studying the doctoral program in economics at the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon. His areas of interest are industrial organization, labor economics and spatial econometrics applied to regional studies.
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Cecilia Cuellar
Cecilia Cuellar has a degree in International Relations and is currently a master's student at the School of Economics, U.A.N.L. She works in Labor Economics research, specifically on Human Capital and Gender Inequality. Currently, she is awaiting acceptance for the PhD program at the same school.
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Cesar Olivares
César is a student of the Master in Industrial Economics at the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León. His main research interest is studying the effects of monetary policy using a machine learning approach using textual data. In general, he is interested in computational models for economics and social sciences. He was part of the Consorcio en Inteligencia Artificial in 2019
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Christofer Rodriguez
Chris is a doctorate student in economoic science in the School of Economics of the UANL. He previously earned a mathematics degree and a Masters degree in social sciences.
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Claudia Sánchez
Claudia Sánchez is a full time professor at Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León. She obtained a Ph. D. in Economics from the same university, a master's degree from the University of Rochester and an Electronic Systems Engineering Degree from Tecnológico de Monterrey. Her areas of interest are growth, inequality, public finance and institutions.
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Jair Faz
Jair is a M.Ec Student at the School of Economics and has a B.Sc in physics, both from the Autonomous University of Nuevo León in Mty, México. He is interested in the analysis of macroeconomics, finance and social events from a perspective of chaotic systems and complexity as a metodology to understand the dynamics of emerging, self-organized and adaptive phenomena. His current work focuses on the political business cycle present in the Mexican economy and its relationship to Public Expenditure exercised by the elected political party.
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Jeyle Ortiz
Jeyle received her Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León. She completed her Master of Economics and Public Policy at Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education. She earned a Fulbright scholarship to complete her PhD in Social Work at the University of Texas at Arlington. She works as a Professor at the School of Business of Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León. She is member of the National System of Researchers in Mexico, level 1. Her research interests are gender, family, and wellbeing.
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Jorge Moreno
Jorge Moreno obtained his Ph. D. and Masters degrees in Economics from the University of Chicago. He has been part of the faculty as Assistant and Associate Professor at El Colegio de México, the University of Chicago and Institutio Tecnológico Autónomo de México's Business School. He is currently Professor in the School of Economics of the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León. His research interests include: Human Capital Theory, Family Economics, Labor Economics, Education Economics, Microfoundations of the Financial System and Economic Development, and Banking Theory and Financial Intermediation.
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Josue Salgado
Josué holds a BA in International Economics from the Autonomous University of Chihuahua (UACH), a Master in Economics from the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) and is currently studying the Ph.D in Economic Sciences at the Autonomous University of Nuevo León. He has worked in different companies and associations such as Telcel Corporative (Development Analyst), Profuturo Corporative (Savings for retirement), Economic Development Council of Chihuahua and the National Electoral Institute of Nuevo León respectively. He has published articles related to strategy and innovation. His current interests are focused on Macroeconomics, time series and business cycle.
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Juan Valdez
Juán has a Bachelor’s degree in physics and is currently a graduate student at the Autonomous University of Nuevo León studying a Master’s degree in industrial economics. His areas of interest are finanacial economics and industrial organization.
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Leidy Andrade
I am currently studying for a doctorate in regional economics at the Center for Socioeconomic Research (CISE) of the Autonomous University of Coahuila. My thesis project is oriented to the analysis of inequality of opportunities especially in the area of housing quality in Mexico. Currently I am expanding my field of action focusing on the topic of networks, communities and the impact of culture on personal development.
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Lizette Serna
Development professional currently enrolled in Economics master. I have 6 years of experience in International Organizations and Research Centers both as researcher and grant management (mainly in agriculture and development topics). In the private sector I have 4 years of experience in an agricultural enterprise.
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Martha Rodríguez
Martha received her Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), Master of Business Administration with a specialty in Finance from the School of Business of the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (UANL). A Doctorate in Mathematical Methods in Financial Economics from the University of Barcelona. She is member of the National System of Researchers in Mexico, level 1. Her research interests are Corporate Social Responsibility and Eco-efficiency in Finance. She has recently been interested in Big Data, Data Science and their impact in the financial performance.
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Matías Milia
Matías Milia is a Ph.D. Candidate in Social Science Research with a mention in Sociology at FLACSO-México. His dissertation takes a semantic-statistical approach to different text sources such as scientific papers, written media, and Congress debates in order to see how technical debates and social expectations on renewable energy have developed through time in two Latin-American countries, México and Argentina. Since memory and present are inextricably bound to futurity, he follows concepts as a way to see how this horizon ties to national visions and imaginaries. He has worked and lived in three different Latin-American countries, so he is keen on using computational social methods to better understand the region, its history, and the way it stands towards the Grand Challenges of our time.
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Mauricio Acosta
My name is Mauricio Acosta. I'm currently studying a Master Degree in Economics at Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León. My fields of research are Industrial Organization and Applied Econometrics. I´m interested in statistical computing softwares and Big Data models. In the past, I've worked as a Master Planner for a company and as a Research Assistant at Universidad de Guadalajara.
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Miriam Valdés
Computer Systems Engineer with Master and Phd degree in Regional Economics. Professor at Centro de Investigaciones Socioeconomicas, Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila. My research projects are directed toward regional economic analysis, combining different non-parametric techniques.
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Monica Cardozo
Mónica Cardozo is a PhD student at the Department of Economics at Universidade Federal do Pará - Brasil. Currently, she is in an exchange program in México, at the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León. She is interested in Intraregional Trade and Industrial Economics. In addition, her research project is oriented to study the trade relationships between China and Latin-America using Panel Data Analysis.
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Oscar Almendárez
Oscar Almendárez is a PhD student in Economoics at Autonomous University of Nuevo León. He received his master's degree in Applied Economics from the College of the Northern Border at Tijuana. His main fields of research are Industrial Organization and Labor Economics. His current work focuses on competition in the financial sector, social security and labor market structure. He has a deep interest in the acquisition of computational techniques for the adaptation of economic models to diverse fields of research.
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Phelipe Matos
My name is Phelipe André Matos Cruz, I am a Brazilian PhD student in Economics at Universidade Federal do Pará. I'm intereted in gaining a better perspective for my research through computational techniques, especially those related to Social Network Analysis (SNA). My current work focuses on the Brasilian Innovation System. I intend to analyse the Brasilian Triple Helix Model through the productivity of the relationships between its companies and universities.

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