I am a Professor of Economics at the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas)(CIDE), México. Before joining CIDE in August 2012 I was a Lecturer in Social Statistics at the the Department of Quantitative Social Science, Institute of Education, University of London, UK. I obtained my BSc in Economics at the National Autonomous University of México (UNAM) (Hons) and MSc and PhD degrees in Economics at the University of Warwick, UK.

My research interests include the development of methods for the estimation of nonlinear econometric models for cross-section and panel data and its applications to demographic, education, and health economics. Over the years, my research has mainly focused in the development of strategies to deal with problems of sample selection, endogenous treatment, and endogenous participation for ordinal, count, and binary variables. I have also interest on dynamic models, quantile regression, and hazard models. I have publications in PLoS One, Health Economics, Economics Letters, Journal of Population Economics, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A, Cancer, Fiscal Studies, Research in Labor Economics, and Stata Journal.

I joined IZA as a Research Fellow in January 2007.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10618
R&R at American Economic Journal: Economic Policy. Available as NBER WP 23239.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7019
revised version published in: Economics Letters, 2013, 118 (1), 38-41
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5372
revised version published in: Health Economics, 2011, 20 (9), 1090-1109
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3204
revised version published in: Research in Labor Economics, 2011, 33, 263-306
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2090
revised version published in: Health Economics, 2010, 19 (8), 906-920