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Carlos Manuel Urzúa Macías - Faculty

Carlos Manuel Urzúa Macías

Director of the Master in Applied Economics

Campus Santa Fe, School of Social Sciences and Government, Tecnológico de Monterrey.


Fiscal policy
Exchange policy
Monetary politics
Economic competition policy
Trade policy
Social policy



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He is a Doctor and Master in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Bachelor of Mathematics from the Tecnológico de Monterrey. Also, he has a master's degree in Mathematics from the Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute.

He is a level III national researcher in the National System of Researchers of CONACyT since 2004, as well as a member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences since 2007. He is the author or editor of eight books on economics and several dozen articles that have appeared in prestigious journals internationally. Its multivariate normality test is used routinely in econometric packages. In addition, he has researched on very varied topics in economics, such as fiscal policy, exchange policy, monetary policy, economic competition policy, trade policy, social policy and economic history.

He was professor-researcher at El Colegio de México from 1989 to 2000 and director of the Graduate School of Public Administration at Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico City headquarters, from 2003 to 2013. He has also been visiting professor at a dozen national universities and foreigners, among the latter those of Georgetown (1986-1988) and Princeton (1988-1991). He is currently a Full Professor at the Tecnológico de Monterrey. In his capacity as a public servant, he served as Secretary of Finance for the Federal District Government from 2000 to 2003.

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Education and Training

  • Ph.D. in Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Master of Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Master in Mathematics, Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute
  • Bachelor of Mathematics, Tecnológico de Monterrey
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  • “La persistente situación de pobreza en México”, Estudios Empresariales, núm. 142, 2013, pp. 51-58.
  • “Impactos distributivos de la reforma fiscal 2010 sobre los hogares en México”, con C. Absalón, Papeles de Población, vol. 19, 2013, pp. 201-232.
  • “Distributive and regional effects of monopoly power”, Economía Mexicana, vol. 22, 2013, pp. 279-295.
  • “Cinco propuestas en materia tributaria”, en Z. Villamar, ed., Perspectivas Progresistas, México: Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, 2013, pp. 61-72. Reproducido parcialmente en Brújula Ciudadana, núm. 46, 2013, pp. 8-11.
  • Fiscal inclusive development: Microsimulation models for Latin America, Ciudad de México: IDRC-ITESM-PNUD, 2012.

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