Conferences

General public

  • The rigged game that fuels Mexican inequality and how to change it.” Museo Francisco Villa. Dec 13, 2021 (Durango, MX); International Book Fair. Dec 2, 2021 (Guadalajara, MX).
  • “The rigged game that fuels Mexican inequality and how to change it” Mexico’s senate and Café Cuchi. Dec 8, 2021; Democracia Deliberada. Dec 7, 2021; Faro de Oriente. Dec 4, 2021; British Embassy. Nov 29, 2021; Faro Cosmos. Nov 26, 2021; Centro Cultural La Laguna. Nov 25, 2021; Mexico’s Harvard Alumni Association. Nov 24, 2021; Centro Cultural La Mano. Nov 17, 2021; Opinion 51. Nov 16, 2021; Data Cívica. Nov 12, 2021; Mexico’s federal congress. Nov 9, 2021 (Mexico City, MX).
  • “The rigged game that fuels Mexican inequality and how to change it.” Martes familiar para los privados de la libertad. Dec 7, 2021; El Ágora Cuautitlán. Nov 27, 2021; El Ágora Chalco. Nov 20, 2021 (Edomex, MX).
  • “The rigged game that fuels Mexican inequality and how to change it” Comité directivo del IMEF. Dic 1, 2021; Club de libro de Tenexyecac, Tlaxcala. Nov 23, 2021; Fundar. Nov 23, 2021; Coincydes. Nov 11, 2021; Oxfam México. Nov 5, 2021 (online). 
  • “Mexico’s budget 2022: challenges and proposals” Parliamentary group Movimiento Ciudadano. Aug 31, 2021 (Mexico City, MX).
  • Mexico: results of the midterm electionsWilson Center. Jun 15, 2021 (Washington, DC).
  • Towards a new relationship between public and private sector: cooperation based on clear rules for inclusive prosperityThe future of Mexican capitalism: how to transform an extractive economy? Friedrich Ebert Stiftung and Fundar. Dec 19, 2020 (Mexico City, MX).
  • How to safeguard the balance of the republic?” II International meeting of government and civil society: federalist counterweights and democratic controls, transversal, Guadalajara University (UDG) and International Book Fair. Nov 29, 2020 (Mexico City, MX).
  • “Corruption & inequality in Mexico” Civic Council. Oct 26, 2020 (Nuevo León, MX); Humanities week, ITESM. Oct 14, 2020 (Nuevo León, MX); Institute of Transparency, Public Information and Protection of Personal Data of the State of Jalisco. Oct 13, 2020 (Jalisco, MX).
  • Mexico's main political and economic challengesThe Biodiversity Fund annual meeting 2020. Oct 7, 2020 (Mexico City, MX).
  • “Challenges and opportunities for Mexico in face of the pandemic” DECASA. Oct 2, 2020 (Puebla, MX).
  • How has COVID-19 transformed the anti-corruption space in Mexico?Americas Society/Council of the Americas. Sep 30, 2020 (New York, NY).
  • Corruption & inequality in MexicoInternational seminar on citizen participation and oversight, Superior Audit of the Federation and Oxfam Mexico. Sep 4, 2020 (Mexico City, MX).
  • Growing the middle class worldwideYoung global leader summit action lab on social and economic justice, WEF. Aug 8-9, 2020 (online).
  • Organization, mobilization and change in contemporary MexicoDialogues for Mexico. Jul 22, 2020 (Mexico City, MX).
  • Post-COVID19 fiscal federalismFriedrich Ebert Stiftung and Oxfam Mexico. Jul 16, 2020 (Mexico City, MX).
  • “Mexico's subnational challenges” Mexican Employers Confederation. Jun 8, 2020 (Edomex, MX); Jun 19, 2020 (Aguascalientes, MX); Jul 8, 2020 (Chihuahua, MX).
  • “Socioeconomic factors influencing COVID-19 mortality rates in Mexico: a preliminary analysis” Merck & Co. Jul 3, 2020 (Kenilworth, NJ).
  • Gender inequality and corruption in MexicoInstitute of Transparency, Public Information and Protection of Personal Data of the State of Jalisco. Mar 4, 2020 (Jalisco, MX).
  • “Together we made history” International Book Fair.  Dec 5, 2019 (Guadalajara, MX).
  • Corruption in Mexico25th Annual Herbert Ruben & Justice Rose Luttan Ruben international law symposium, New York University (NYU). Oct 10, 2019 (New York, NY).
  • “What is the fourth transformation?” Wal-Mart Mexico. Sep 5, 2019 (Mexico City, MX).
  • “Why is Mexico not rich?” Third Plenary Meeting, Parliamentary Group. Aug 23, 2019 (Puebla, MX).
  • Using data to reduce corruptionUnited Nations public service forum. Jun 22, 2018 (Marrakech, MOR).
  • “Mexico’s economic and social challenges” Mexican Employers Confederation. May 23, 2018 (Aguascalientes, MX); May 7, 2018 (Ciudad Valles, MX).
  • “Economic impacts of corruption” Mexican Employers Confederation. Feb 28, 2018 (Hermosillo, MX).
  • “The missing reform: strengthening the rule of law in Mexico” The Wilson Center. Feb 5, 2018 (Washington, DC).
  • “Economic challenges 2018” Mercer Consulting. Jan 8, 2018 (Mexico City, MX).
  • “Boosting regional economic growth” Mexican Employers Confederation. Dec 20, 2017 (Oaxaca, MX); Oct 25, 2017 (Durango, Mexico); Sep 29, 2017 (Puebla, MX).
  • “Lessons and future of Mexico’s national anticorruption system” Mexican Employers Confederation. Oct 24, 2017 (Hidalgo del Parral, MX); Jun 5, 2017 (Tlaxcala, MX); May 30, 2017 (Reynosa, MX).
  • “Understanding the economic effects of corruption” IMEF. Oct 12, 2017 (Mexico City, MX).
  • “Cash transfers and government approval ratings: the case of Fiji after tropical cyclone Winston” The World Bank. Apr 4, 2017 (Washington, DC).
  • “The fight against corruption in Latin America” Ecuadorian Economic Policy Institute. Mar 22, 2017 (Guayaquil, EC).
  • “What is inhibiting Mexico’s growth?” Canadian Chamber. Dec 5, 2016. (Mexico City, MX).
  • Brief of Mexico’s politics and economicsThe dialogue. Dec 1, 2016 (Buenos Aires, ARG).
  • Nudge innovation in MexicoThe Wilson Center innovation forum. Nov 17, 2016 (Boston, MA).
  • International symposium of oral-adversarial justice systemsOral-adversarial skill-building immersion seminar. Sep 8-9, 2016 (Mexico City, MX).
  • The impact of crime and violence on economic diversityBanxico. Jun 22, 2016 (Mexico City, MX); Inter-American Development Bank. Apr 6, 2016 (Washington, DC); The Wilson Center. Jan 23, 2016 and Nov 17, 2015 (Washington, DC).
  • “The costs of Mexico's corruption” Citibank's investors plenary meeting. Mar 3, 2016 (Mexico City, MX).
  • Rule of law and economic development in MexicoThe Wilson Center. Jan, 2016 (Washington, DC).
  • “Labor and productivity inequality between states” The Economist’s Mexico summit. Nov 5, 2015 (Mexico City, MX).
  • “Debating marihuana legalization” La ciudad de las ideas. Nov, 2015 (Puebla, MX).
  • “The challenges of Mexico City’s economy” IMEF annual meeting, Jul 29, 2015 (Mexico City, MX).
  • “Economic growth in Mexico” Mexican Employers Confederation. Feb 12, 2015 (Mexico City, MX).
  • “Drugs, violence and crime” Attorney General Oce of Mexico City (PGJDF). Oct 3, 2012 (Mexico City, MX).
  • “Corruption, justice reform and citizen security in Mexico’s drug war” The World Bank’s citizen security beam BBL. Sep 12, 2012 (Washington, DC).
  • “Understanding Mexico’s drug violence” Guggenheim Foundation. Dec 8-10, 2011 (New York, NY).
  • “The future of Mexican drug cartels” Mexico Security Conference, Bureau of intelligence and research, US Dept. of State, and National Intelligence Council. Aug 11-12, 2011 (Washington, DC).
  • “Trends in drug-related violence and policy recommendations” Southern California roundtable, CENTRA Technology Inc. Sep 22, 2010 (Santa Monica, CA).

Academic talks

  • “The rigged game that fuels Mexican inequality and how to change it.” Colegio de Economistas (online) Dec 7, 2021; Museo de las Artes, Universidad de Guadalajara. Dec 3, 2021 (Guadalajara, MX).
  • Authoritarianism or democracy in Mexico Universidad de Guadalajara Dec 3, 2021 (Guadalajara, MX).
  • Stopping inequality now: a necessary condition to preserve Mexico’s democracy Universidad de Guadalajara Dec 2, 2021. (Guadalajara, MX).
  • Post-neoliberlism in MexicoUDG Nov 30, 2021 (Guadalajara, MX).
  • Why is Mexico so unequal?Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, UCSD School of Global Policy and Strategy. Nov 15, 2021 (online).
  • “How to measure corruption in Mexico.” El Colegio de México. Oct 23, 2021 (online).
  • Mexico under AMLOTuesday seminar series DRCLAS, Harvard University. Mar 23, 2021 (Cambridge, MA).
  • “Who owns the money? Presidents and congressmen 1970 - 2020” Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM). Feb 25, 2021 (Mexico City, MX).
  • “Defense of the Mexican economy and health protection against COVID-19” Center for US-Mexican Studies, UCSD. Jul 10, 2020 (San Diego, CA).
  • “Political innovation in Mexico: new narratives, new practices” The Mexico conference 2020, Harvard Law School and HKS. Jan 31, 2020 (Cambridge, MA).
  • “Mexico's challenges under a left government” University of Southern California. May 30, 2019 (Mexico City, MX).
  • “Corruption cycles” State and organized in Mexico, CIDE. May 30, 2019 (Mexico City, MX).
  • “Mexico’s security challenge” Harvard University Mexican Association (HUMA) and the Mexican Caucus, HKS. Apr 26, 2019 (Cambridge, MA).
  • “Corruption types & income inequality: evidence from Latin America” Latin American Studies Program's Speaker Series, Cornell University. Apr 25, 2019 (Ithaca, NY).
  • The political origins of corruption in MexicoTuesday seminar series DRCLAS, Harvard University. Apr 23, 2019 (Cambridge, MA).
  • “Doing fieldwork in highly violent areas of Latin America” Fieldwork workshop, Harvard University. Apr 5, 2019 (Cambridge, MA).
  • “Towards a Mexican welfare state” El Colegio de México. Mar 7, 2019 (Mexico City, MX).
  • “A conversation about security and corruption” HUMA speaker series, HKS. Feb 21, 2019 (Cambridge, MA).
  • Corruption & inequality in Latin AmericaLatin American studies program's speaker series, Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) annual meeting. Apr 6-8, 2018 (Chicago, IL).
  • “To be or not to be a drug trafficker” Seminar on normative approaches to study of criminal violence, CIDE. Nov 16, 2017 (Mexico City, MX).
  • Violence and business attitudes toward redistribution: evidence from MexicoAPSA annual conference. Sep 1-3, 2017 (San Francisco, CA).
  • “Mexico’s new security challenges” University of Texas. Feb 8, 2017 (Austin, TX); US Naval Academy. Feb 7, 2017 (Annapolis, MD).
  • The economic effects of violence and corruptionTexas A&M. Nov 9, 2016 (Laredo, TX); Economists National Congress. Nov 4, 2016 (Toluca, MX).
  • “Security in Mexico: a research agenda” University of Oklahoma. Feb 16, 2016 (Norman, OK).
  • “How criminal rivalry leads to violence against the press” Syracuse University. Jan 13, 2016 (Syracuse, NY); Texas A&M University. Dec 24, 2015 (Laredo, TX).
  • “Rule of law and corruption” Rethinking Violence and Civil Society in Mexico, Harvard University. Apr 10, 2015 (Cambridge, MA).
  • “The citizen security tipping points” Citizen insecurity in latin america conference, Stanford University, ITAM and UNDP. Mar 11, 2013 (Mexico City, MX).
  • Government coordination and violence deterrence in Mexico’s drug warSchool of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS), UCSD. Nov 14, 2012 (San Diego, CA); RAND. Nov 13, 2012 (Washington, DC); Workshop in political economy, Harvard University. Oct 12, 2012 (Cambridge, MA).
  • When criminals cannot hide: generating intelligence data through search enginesNew directions in analyzing text data conference, IQSS, Harvard University. Oct 9, 2012 (Cambridge, MA).
  • “Police security in borderlands” Border and borderlands in the Americas conference, Stanford University. Jun 18, 2012 (Palo Alto, CA).
  • “Drug traffickers’ communications and violence: assessing the impact of expressed rivalries in drug-related violence” International Studies Association. Apr 4, 2012 (San Diego, CA).
  • Lessons from Mexico’s drug war: policy outcomes depend on organizational structureWorld Peace Foundation, Tufts University. Mar 29, 2012 (Boston, MA).
  • “Security issues and immigration flows: drug-violence refugees, the new Mexican immigrants” Graduate student political economy seminar, IQSS, Harvard University. Feb 17, 2012 (Cambridge, MA).
  • “Why did Mexican drug traffickers become so violent? Trends and explanations to a drug war” Tuesday seminar series DRCLAS, Harvard University. Jan 31, 2012 (Cambridge, MA).
  • “Drug war: myths and realities” Dean’s breakfast, UCSD. Nov 16, 2011 (San Diego, CA).
  • “Criminal market diversification and drug-related violence” and “Security issues and immigration flows” Violence, drugs and governance: Mexican security in comparative perspective conference, Stanford University. Oct 3-4, 2011 (Palo Alto, CA).
  • “Why are Mexican mayors getting killed by traffickers? Corruption dynamics in Mexico” MPSA annual conference. Mar 2011 (Chicago, IL); Research colloquium, Williams College. Nov 2010 (Williamstown, MA); Public Policy and Inequality, Harvard University. Nov 2010 (Cambridge, MA).
  • “Corruption dynamics in Mexico” MPSA annual conference, Mar 2011 (Chicago, IL); Williams College’s Research Colloquium. Nov 2010 (Williamstown, MA); Harvard University’s public policy and inequality seminar, Nov 2010 (Cambridge, MA).
  • “Trends and figures on drug-related violence in Mexico, 2010” TBI, USD. Dec 10, 2010 (San Diego, CA).
  • “Public security and competitiveness: improving Mexico’s image” International congress on competitiveness, Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas. Nov 2010 (Nuevo Laredo, MX).
  • “The potential impacts of marijuana legalization in Mexico’s drug-related violence” Ending prohibition conference, TBI, USD. Oct 14, 2010 (San Diego, CA).
  • “Political conflict in indigenous Latin America” LASA 2010 Meeting. Oct 7, 2010 (Toronto, CN).
  • “Evaluating the economic impact of drug traffic in Mexico” Graduate students political economy workshop, IQSS, Harvard University. Spring 2008 (Cambridge, MA).
  • “To be or not to be a drug trafficker: modeling occupational choices of criminals” MPSA annual conference. Apr 2010 (Chicago, IL).
  • “Possible manipulations of indigenous electoral traditions in Mexico” MPSA 2006 meeting. Apr 23, 2006 (Chicago, IL).