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Carlos Elizondo Mayer Serra

Carlos Elizondo Mayer Serra

Professor Researcher

Campus Ciudad de México, School of Social Sciences and Government, Tecnológico de Monterrey.


Social Politics



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He is a Doctor and Master in Political Science from the University of Oxford, United Kingdom. Also, he has a Bachelor's Degree in International Relations from the Colegio de México. From 1991 to 1995 he was a professor and researcher at CIDE. From 1995 he served as general director of the same institution, until his appointment as Mexico's ambassador to the OECD in 2004. In 2007, he returned to CIDE as a professor and researcher. He collaborated at CIDE for more than 20 years and is currently a professor-researcher at the School of Government and Public Transformation, at the Tecnológico de Monterrey.

He is part of the National System of Researchers of CONACyT level III. In September 2014, he was appointed independent director of Pemex. His latest books are Con dinero y sin dinero…, Nuestro ineficaz, precario e injusto equilibrio fiscal, y Por eso estamos como estamos. La economía política de un crecimiento mediocre. Has a weekly column in Excelsior. Together with Federico Reyes Heroles, he hosts the program Primer Círculo, every Monday on Canal 13, TV Azteca.

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Education and Training

  • PhD Political Science, University of Oxford
  • Master Political Science, University of Oxford
  • Bachelor's Degree in International Relations, Colegio de México
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  • The “Alegato de oreja”: Inequality and mediocrity | El “Alegato de oreja”: Inequidad y mediocridad