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Academic Employment



Assistant Professor

Political Science & Economics

(joint appointment)

Courses Taught:

Marquette University
Milwaukee, WI

  • POSC 4931: Comparative Urban Political Economy

  • HOPR2956, Engaging the City: Perspectives from the Global South

  • ECON 4049, Public Policy and Finance in Latin American Cities

  • ECON 1103-103, Principios de Microeconomía






Research Professor

Center for Urban, Demographic, and Environmental Studies

El Colegio de México
Ciudad de México

Visiting Scholar

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
Cambridge, MA

Research Professor (2010-2016)

Assistant Professor (2003-2006)

Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO)
Guadalajara, México

Public Policy Engagement


  • Consultant on the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy team for the proposal to reform the property tax in Bogotá, 2021.

  • Report: “The property tax in Morelos: an assessment and some policy proposals,” for the NGO Morelos Rinde Cuentas Centro de Investigación, 2021.

  • Consultant on the “Report on the Mexican Property Tax,” for Ethos Laboratorio de Políticas Públicas, 2019.​

  • Report: “Background Study on Fiscal Policies for Fairness: An Assessment of the Main Taxes of Each Level of Government in Mexico,” for OXFAM Mexico and FUNDAR (Center for Analysis and Research) in their campaign on “Fiscal Fairness in Mexico,” 2017-2018.​

  • Team advisor for the Global Municipal Database Prototype, UN-Habitat-Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 2016.

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