Courtesy of Caledonia Curry (Brooklyn, New York, 2016) swoonstudio.org/street
Public Policy Engagement
My research has been oriented not only to producing academic publications, but also to informing policy debates on local governance and fiscal policy. I have provided consultation on the design of municipal fiscal reform packages to local politicians in Mexico City and Bogotá. I coordinated the Academic Council on Social Policy in Guadalajara, where scholars discussed policy issues with the city’s Social Development Ministry and consulted with congress members who were promoting a reform of the constitutional article concerning municipal governments in Mexico. More recently I have participated in campaigns led by organizations like OXFAM- Mexico, FUNDAR and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation around Fiscal Justice.
Some of my public talks:
Why is Mexico so unequal?
Center for US-Mexican Studies, University of California, San Diego, Nov. 15, 2021.
Mexico, toward a new fiscal pact
Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Guadalajara, México, March 14, 2022.
Reforma fiscal para acortar la brecha
Organized by Futuro, local political party in Jalisco, Mexico, August 18, 2020.
Una Mirada a la Reforma Hacendaria