Conferences

General public

  • “Why isn’t Mexico rich? DILAMEG. Aug 25, 2022 (Quintana Roo, MX).
  • “Access to postgraduate education for women” MERCK. Aug 4, 2022 (Mexico City, MX).
  • “AMLO’s visit to the U.S.” Wilson Center. Jul 11, 2022 (online).
  • “No es normal. Book tour 2022” Centro Tepoztlán. May 28 (Morelos, MX); El Péndulo. May 24 (Mexico City, MX); Desarrollando Morelos. May 19 (Morelos, MX); International Women’s Forum Mexico. Apr 25 (online); Hagamos Jalisco. Apr 5 (Guadalajara, MX); Transversal. Apr 4 (Guadalajara, MX); Parque María Luisa. Mar 27 (Mexico City, MX); Faro Oriente. Mar 12 (Mexico City, MX); US Embassy. Mar 2 (MexicoCity, MX).
  • “No es normal. Book tour 2021” Francisco Villa Museum. Dec 13 (Durango, MX); Mexico’s Senate, Parliamentary group PAN and Café Cuchi. Dec 8 (Mexico City, MX); Democracia Deliberada. Dec 7 (Mexico City, MX); Family Tuesday for those deprived of liberty. Dec 7 (Edomex, MX); Faro de Oriente. Dec 4 (Mexico City, MX); International Book Fair of Guadalajara. Dec 2 (Guadalajara, MX); Steering Committee of the Mexican Institute of Finance Executives. Dic 1 (online); British Embassy. Nov 29 (Mexico City, MX); Faro Cosmos. Nov 26 (Mexico City, MX); El Ágora Cuautitlán Nov 27 (Edomex, MX); La Laguna Cultural Center. Nov 25 (Mexico City, MX); Mexico’s Harvard Alumni Association. Nov 24 (Mexico City, MX); Club de libro de Tenexyecac, Tlaxcala. Nov 23 (online); Fundar. Nov 23 (Mexico City, MX); El Ágora Chalco. Nov 20 (Edomex, MX); Centro Cultural La Mano. Nov 17 (Mexico City, MX); Opinion 51. Nov 16 (Mexico City, MX); Data Cívica. Nov 12 (Mexico City, MX); Mexico’s Chamber of Deputies, Parliamentary group Morena. Dic 8 (Mexico City, MX); Coincydes. Nov 11 (online); Mexico’s Chamber of Deputies, Parliamentary group Movimiento Ciudadano. Nov 9 (Mexico City, MX); Oxfam México. Nov 5 (online).
  • “Towards a post-neoliberal order” International Book Fair. Nov 30, 2021 (Guadalajara, MX). 
  • “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 Mexico” Dialogues 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 Mexico” Institute 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.” (2022) UNAM Facultad de Economía. Sept 7 (Mexico City, MX); Universidad Autónoma de Baja California. Aug 31 (Baja California, MX); UAM Iztapalapa. Jul 14 (Mexico City, MX); ITESM. May 26 (Querétaro, MX); Facultad Libre de Derecho. Apr 26 (Monterrey, MX); Universidad Cristóbal Colón. Apr 21 (Veracruz, MX); Universidad Anáhuac, Campus Sur. Apr 19 (Mexico City, MX); Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla. Apr 8 (Puebla, MX); ITESO. Apr 4 (Guadalajara, MX); Harvard Club Mexico. Apr 2 (Mexico City, MX); Universidad Anáhuac, Campus Norte. Mar 17 (Mexico City, MX); ITESM. Mar 8 (Toluca, MX); University of Chicago, Mexican Association. Feb 25 (online).
  • “Uses and abuses of anti-corruption measures” El Colegio de México. Aug, 2022 and Sep, 2021 (online).
  • “How much does the Welfare State cost and how much does it cost not to have it?” Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Facultad de Derecho. Jun 9, 2022 (Mexico City, MX)
  • “Social inequality in Mexico” El Colegio de México, Líderes en Movimiento-Universitarios. Apr 12, 2022 (Mexico City, MX).
  • “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 Mexico” Tuesday 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).