Hugo Javier Fuentes Castro
Hugo holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and a Master's Degree and PhD in Applied Economics from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. He is a Level 1 National Researcher of the National System of Researchers of Mexico (SNI). Hugo has been a full-time Professor-Researcher at Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey in Mexico City since 1999, and held the position of Head of the Department of Economics and the Center for Strategic Studies from 2001 to 2014. He is currently Regional Director of the Department of Economics for the Mexico City region. As a researcher, Hugo’s work focuses on the evaluation of public policies, programs, and projects, as well as on the economics of the organization and the analysis necessary for the estimation of productivity. His research work has been published in specialized journals such as the Journal of Productivity Analysis, Economía Mexicana, Nueva Época, and El Trimestre Económico. Additionally, Hugo has written chapters for several books, including "Mexican Multinationals: How to Build Multinationals in Emerging Markets" edited by Cambridge University Press and "Pobreza, Lenguaje y Medios: los casos de Argentina, Brasil, Colombia y México"" edited by Peter Lang. He was author and coordinator of the book "Innovación para el desarrollo: 13 casos del Fondo de Innovación Tecnológica" (2015).
Hugo has directed numerous projects for institutions, including the OECD, ECLAC, Consejo Nacional de Evaluación de la Política de Desarrollo Social (CONEVAL), Secretaría de Economía (SE), and Servicio de Administración Tributario (SAT). His most recent projects are "Impacto en la evasión por la introducción de la factura electrónica" of 2017 and other two projects during 2018, namely "Evasión en Actividades Profesionales" for SAT and "Evaluación del Impacto del Fondo Nacional Emprendedor para las MIPYMES" for Secretaría de Economía, respectively. His research work has been linked to institutions such as the University of Glasgow, the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, and the University of Bergen in Norway.