Policies for Urban Transformation, Regional Development and Energy

ABOUT THE PROJECT

We generate quality research that impacts the public policy in Mexico and in Latin America. We work simultaneously in three major areas: a) Sustainable cities; b) Sustainable regional development, and c) Energy policy and sustainability.

The purpose of our research consists of the following: a) The design of public policies that have a positive impact on urban life in Latin America; b) The design of public policies that raise the regional competitiveness through the use of regional economic development strategies that promote innovation, higher-value-added and creative sectors; and c) The identification of strategic opportunities in the development of the energy sector as well as the environmental and socioeconomic impact caused by the development of the new unconventional hydrocarbon basins, among other contexts.


Research Lines

• Regeneration and urban transformation: sustainable cities
• Regional sustainable development
• Energy policy and sustainability

Core researchers

Alda Rosa Roxana Cárdenas Esparza Farías
Amado Villarreal González
Carlos Brambila Paz
Isidro Morales Moreno
Pablo de la Peña Sánchez

RESEARCHERS AND STUDENTS

Doctoral students

Aldo Gabriel Argueta Martínez
Eduardo Aureliano López Domínguez
Erika Barony Vera
Juan Carlos Chávez Martínez
Martha Catalina Cantú Canales
Saidi Magaly Flores Sánchez
Yuré Rigoberto Quintero Vásquez

RECENT PUBLICATIONS
AUTHORS TITLE PUBLICATION
De la Peña, P.; Hernández C.; Molina, A. (2013). Conocimiento Nueva Forma de Capital y Ventaja Competitiva. En Desarrollo Económico de Jalisco: Retrospectiva y Retos. Secretaría de Promoción Económica de Jalisco. Guadalajara, Jalisco. ISBN: 978-607-96055-0-6.
Villarreal, A., Flores, M. (2014). Exploración de la Geografía de la Innovación en México por medio del análisis de Datos Espaciales. El Trimestre Económico LXXXI(2) 322: 517-544.
http://www.fondodeculturaeconomica.com/Editorial/Trimestre/Detalle.aspx
Brambila, C. (2014). Capacidades de gobiernos locales: finanzas, planeación y recaudación. Capítulo 7 en libro: Ciudades Sostenibles en México. México- UNFPA.
Morales, I. (2013). The Twilight of Mexico’s State Oil Monopolism: Policy, Economic, and Political Trends in Mexico’s Natural Gas Industry Belfer Center, Harvard University and James A. Baker III Institute, Rice University, Houston.
http://bakerinstitute.org/research/twilight-mexicos-state-oil-monopolism-policy-economic-and-political-trends-mexicos-natural-gas-indus/