I received formal training in economics, a MA in Economics at Virginia Tech (US) and a PhD in Economics at UNAM (Mexico). Now I am a researcher in Economics at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), where I teach an undergraduate course in econometrics and graduate course in statistics. I have research experience on poverty and climatic change issues. Since 2010 I have been the coordinator of the economic forecast center at the economics research institute at UNAM. I have been an invited professor at some universities in countries like Costa Rica and Ecuador. I also worked two years as a department head in the Mexico´s Ministry of Finance. I have some experience in assessing the economic impacts of some public policy programs in my country and offering technical advice, with funds provided by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), on areas such as micro econometric (regional) and macro econometric modeling of economic impacts.