Curriculum vitae Dr. Isidro Soloaga

ISIDRO SOLOAGA

Universidad Iberoamericana Ciudad de México

Email: isidro.soloaga@ibero.mx

April, 2018

 

EDUCATION

Ph.D. Agricultural and Resources Economics, University of Maryland -College Park, USA, 2000.

Lic. en Economía, Universidad Nacional de La Plata. Argentina. 1984.

 

CURRENT POSITIONS

  • Professor-Researcher, Department of Economics, Universidad Iberoamericana Ciudad de México (since June 2012)
  • Chairperson: Ibero´s endowed Chair “Territorial Dynamics and Wellbeing” www.territorioybienestar.mx (since 2015)
  • Team Leader, Center for Rural Development (RIMISP)’s project Transforming Territories (since 2015)
  • Director (founder), “SobreMéxico.Topics in Economics”, a Mexican peer-refereed electronic-journal on apply economics (since 2015) www.sobremexico.mx.
  • Chairperson: Grupo de Diálogo Rural-Mexico (IFAD-RIMISP-CEPAL-IBERO, since May 2018) (http://rimisp.org/proyecto/jovenes_rurales)
  • System of National Researchers (SNI)- Currently Level II (since 2010)

 

PREVIOUS POSITIONS

  • Professor, Center for Economic Studies-El Colegio de Mexico (June 2007-May 2012)
  • Coordinator of Graduate Studies- Center for Economic Studies-El Colegio de Mexico (July 2010-February 2012)
  • Academic Coordinator and Principal Author- UNDP´s First Regional Human Development Report for Latin America and the Caribbean (May 2007-December 2010) http://hdr.undp.org/sites/default/files/rhdr-2010-rblac.pdf
  • Professor, Economics Department-Universidad de las Americas, Puebla (January 2002-May 2007)
  •  Coordinator of Graduate Studies, Economics Department-Universidad de las Americas, Puebla (January 2003-May 2006)
  • Director- Center for Research in Economics and Public Policies (CIEPP)- Universidad de las Americas, Puebla (June 2006-May 2007)
  • Team Leader, FAO´s Project. Roles of Agriculture: poverty, safety nets, buffer in times of crises, environmental, culture. March 2002-Feb 2004. http://www.fao.org/es/ESA/Roa/ROA-e/case_studies-e.htm
  • Long Term Consultant,World Bank, Washington DC- Development Research Group (January 1994-December 2001)
  • Short Term Consultant, World Bank, Washington DC- Development Research Group (April 1990-July 1990)
  • Senior Economist, FIEL (Fundación de Investigaciones Económicas Latinoamericanas, an Argentine Think Tank in Economics). (June 1986-March 1990).
  • Coordinator of Economic Studies. M.Broda, J.C.dePablo and Asoc. (April 1984-May 1986)

 

OTHER ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES

  • Chairperson and Treasurer, Network of Inequality and Poverty (NIP)-LACEA (2013-2015)
  • Chairperson, Network of Inequality and Poverty-Mexican Chapter (since 2007)
  • Member, Academic Advisory Board-Centro de Estudios Espinosa Yglesias (CEEY) (since 2012)

 

 

RESEARCH  INTERESTS

Development Economics, Applied Econometrics, Poverty and Inequality, International Trade and Poverty, Migration and Labor Economics, Regional Economics.

 

PUBLICATIONS

Journal Articles

 

“Small and medium cities and development of Mexican rural areas”. World Development 107. 2018. Co-authored with Julio Berdegué.

 

“Local poverty reduction in Chile and Mexico: the role of food manufacturing growth”. Food Policy 68. 2017. 160-185. Co-authored with Chiara Cazuffi and Mariana Pereira-López. Elsevier.

 

“Cities, Territories, and Inclusive Growth: Unraveling Urban–Rural Linkages in Chile, Colombia, and Mexico”. World Development Volume 73, September 2015, Pages 56–71. Co-authored with Julio A. BerdeguéFernando CarriazoBenjamín Jara, and  Félix Modrego

 

“External returns to higher education in Mexico 2000-2010”. Ensayos Revista de Economía–Volumen XXXIV, No.1, May 2015, pp. 1-34 . Co-authored with Mariana Pereira-López

 

iop: Estimating ex-ante inequality of opportunity. 2014. The Stata Journal. Co-authored with Florian Wendelspies.

 

“Social Capital and development in Latin America: an introduction” 2014 in Well being and Public Policy.Journal  published by the Interamerican Conference of Social Security CISS. Co-authored with Patricia López Rodriguez as Invited Editors for this issue. (in Spanish and English). ISSN: 1870-2953

 

Evaluation of the training for the unemployed in Mexico: learning by comparing methods”  2013. Políticas Públicas. EGAP. Tecnologico de Monterrey. México. Co-authored with Samuel Freije and Marcelo Delajara.

 

“El efecto de China en el Comercio Internacional de América Latina”, Estudios de Economía Volúmen 38. No2. Diciembre 2011. pp. 341-368. Chile, Co-authored with Mariana Pereira and Claudio Montenegro.

 

“Nafta´s impact on third countries. Recent evidence with a gravity model approach.”, Estudios de Economía Volúmen 33. No1. Junio 2006. pp. 45-63. Chile, Co-authored with Claudio Montenegro.

 

“Assessing the Vulnerability of Agricultural Households  to Macroeconomic Shocks: Evidence from Mexico”  The Electronic Journal Of Agricultural and Development Economics Vol I 2004, Issue I http://www.fao.org/es/esa/ejade/vol_1/mexico_en.htm. Co-authored with Gloria Rubio. pp. 45-62

 

“The Region as a Platform to the World? The Case of Mercosur”. Cuadernos de Economía. Latin American Journal of Economics. December 2003. Año 40, # 121, pp 442-451. Co-authored with Alessandro Nicita  and Marcelo Olarreaga.

 

“Trade Reform and Poverty. The Case of Mexico”. The World Economy. July 2002. Published also as a World Bank Policy Research Working Paper (# 2667, August 2001). Co-authored with Elena Ianchovichina and Alessandro Nicita.

“A Firm’s-Eye View of Commercial Policy and Fiscal Reforms in Cameroon.  The World Bank Economic Review, Vol 16, No.3., 2002. Published also as a World Bank Policy Research Working Paper (# 2442, September 2000). Co-authored with Bernard Gauthier and Jim Tybout

“Regionalism in the Nineties: What effect on Trade?”. North American Journal of Economics and Finance, 2001. Published also as CEPR Discussion Paper Series (# 2183, June 1999) and as a World Bank Policy Research Working Paper (# 2156, August 1999). Co-authored with L. Alan Winters

 

“Vintage Technology and Skill Constraints. Evidence from US Exports of New and Used Machines ”. World Bank Economic Review. 2000. Vol. 14, Number 1:91-109. Published also as World Bank Policy Research Working Paper.# 1923 Co-authored with Giorgio Barba-Navaretti and Wendy Tackas.

 

“Endogenous Tariff  Formation: the case of Mercosur.” 1998. World Bank Economic Review. Vol 12, Number 2:297-320. Co-authored with Marcelo Olarreaga.

 

“Bargains Rejected? Developing Country Trade Policy on Used Equipment” Labour v12 n2 Summer 1998, pp. 353-62. (Co-authored with Giorgio Barba-Navaretti and Wendy Takacs).

 

Books and International Reports

 

Política Social y Bienestar. México desde el año 2000. Rodolfo de la Torre, Eduardo Rodríguez-Oreggia e Isidro Soloaga (Coordinadores). Serie Coyuntura y Ensayo. CIDE-IBERO. 2018. Ciudad de México. ISBN: 978-607-8508-26-6 (in Spanish)

 

Poverty, Inequality and Social Mobility Traps: Chile, Mexico and Colombia. T. Bebbignton, Javier Escobal, Isidro Soloaga y Andrés Tomaselli (Editores),  CEEY-IBERO-RIMISP. 2017. English version. ISBN:978-607-8036-46-2

 

Trampas de pobreza, desigualdad y baja movilidad social. Los casos de Chile, México y Colombia Bebbington, Javier Escobal, Isidro Soloaga & Andrés Tomaselli (eds). CEEY-IBERO-RIMISP 2017. Spanish version. ISBN:978-607-8036-45-5

 

Capital social y política pública en México. Co-Editor (jointly with Patricia Rodríguez). 2012. Publisher: El Colegio de México. Mexico DF. ISBN 978-607-462-377-2

 

First Regional Human Development Report UNDP: Acting on the future: breaking the    intergenerational transmission of inequality. PNUD. Nueva York, USA. September 2010. Translated from Primer Informe Regional de Desarrollo Humano PNUD: Actuar sobre el Futuro: romper la transmisión intergeneracional de la desigualdad. PNUD. Costa Rica. Julio 2010. www.idhalc-actuarsobreelfuturo.org. Main author, jointly with Luis Felipe López Calva

 

Sobre México: temas actuales de política económica. Editor. 2009. Publisher: Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP). ISBN 978-607-951186-0-8

 

Políticas Públicas para el Crecimiento y Desarrollo. Co-editor with S.Ortega Venzor, J.L.Paz Vega, R.Núñez González and V. Carreon. Ed. Porrúa. 2006

 

Efectos Micro-económicos de los Controles de Precios en Argentina. 1989. Editorial Manantial. Buenos Aires. Argentina. (Co-authored with Jorge Bogo, in Spanish).

 

El Fracaso del Estatismo 1986. Editorial Manantial. Buenos Aires. Argentina. (Co-authored with FIEL’s staff, in Spanish).

 

 

Chapters in Books

“La Políticas Pública en México”, 2018.  Co-authored with Eduardo Rodríguez-Oreggia and Rodolfo de la Torre. Introductory chapter in R. de la Torre, E. Rodriguez-Oreggia and I. Soloaga (Editors)  Política Social y Bienestar. México desde el año 2000. IBERO-CIDE. Mexico DF.

 

“Evaluación de la dinámica de la pobreza y de la vulnerabilidad de los ingresos en México durante el período 2006-2010”, 2018.  Co-authored with Gerardo Franco and Victor Hugo Pérez. Chapter 2 in R. de la Torre, E. Rodriguez-Oreggia and I. Soloaga (Editors)  Política Social y Bienestar. México desde el año 2000. IBERO-CIDE. Mexico DF.

“Trampas territoriales de pobreza y desigualdad-Síntesis de resultados.” pp. 13-56. In Bebbington A., Escobal J., Soloaga I. and Tomaselli, A.: Trampas territoriales de pobreza, desigualdad y baja movilidad social: Los casos de Chile, México y Perú. 2017. ISBN:978-607-8036-45-5

“Trampas territoriales de pobreza y desigualdad en México: 1990-2000-2010.” pp. 167-230. In Bebbington A., Escobal J., Soloaga I. and Tomaselli, A.: Trampas territoriales de pobreza, desigualdad y baja movilidad social: Los casos de Chile, México y Perú. 2017. ISBN 978-607-8036-45-5

“Restricciones y Trampas al Crecimiento Territorial. Los Municipios de Santa Isabel Cholula y de Tianguismanalco en el Estado de Puebla.” pp. 230-266. In Bebbington A., Escobal J., Soloaga I. and Tomaselli, A.: Trampas territoriales de pobreza, desigualdad y baja movilidad social: Los casos de Chile, México y Perú. 2017. ISBN 978-607-8036-45-5

“Territorial Poverty Traps and Inequality—A Summary of the Findings.” pp. 13-55. In Bebbington A., Escobal J., Soloaga I. and Tomaselli, A.: Poverty, Inequality and low Social Mobility Traps: The Case of Chile, Mexico and Peru. 2017. ISBN 978-607-8036-45-5

“Policy responses to the  2007-2008 food price swing and the impact on domestic prices: the case of  Mexico” 2014, in  E. Krivonos  and D. Dawe  Policy reaction to high food prices in Latin America and the Caribbean . FAO-Rome. http://www.fao.org/3/a-i3909e.pdf

“Poverty and Inequality Traps in Mexico 1990-2000-2010.” pp. 168-231. In Bebbington A., Escobal J., Soloaga I. and Tomaselli, A.: Poverty, Inequality and low Social Mobility Traps: The Case of Chile, Mexico and Peru. 2017. ISBN: 978-607-8036-46-2

“Constraints and Traps Affecting Territorial Growth: Municipalities of Santa Isabel Cholula and Tianguismanalco in the state of Puebla, Mexico .” pp. 232-267. In Bebbington A., Escobal J., Soloaga I. and Tomaselli, A.: Poverty, Inequality and low Social Mobility Traps: The Case of Chile, Mexico and Peru. 2017. ISBN: 978-607-8036-46-2

“Iop-estimar desigualdad de oportunidades cuando el indicador es binario”, 2013, in Alfonso Mendoza (Ed) Aplicaciones en Economía y Ciencias Sociales con Stata. Stata Press Books. StataCorp Lp. Co-authored with Florian Wendelspiess. Available at http://econpapers.repec.org/bookchap/tsjspchap/aecss-01.htm

 

Ingreso, vulnerabilidad y pobreza crónica. Co-autorado con Victor Hugo Pérez Hernández. En: Pobreza y Desigualdad: un enfoque multidisciplinario”. 2014. Pablo Cotler (coord.). Universidad Iberoamericana.

 

“Movilidad ¿De Qué?” Prólogo en: Movilidad Social en México. Constantes de la Desigualdad. 2012. R.M Campos Vázquez, J.E. Huerta Wong y R. Vélez Grajales (eds).  Centro de Estudios Espinosa Yglesias.

 

“Internal Migration and Human Development: The Case of Mexico” 2012, in Alfredo Cuecuecha and                  Carla Pederzini  (Eds) Migration and Remittances from Mexico Trends, Impacts, and New Challenges Lexington Books- New York. ISBN 978-0-7391-6979-7. Co-authored with Gabriel Lara.

 

“El Capital Social como una fuerza en la política social”, Co-authored with Patricia Rodríguez. Chapter 1 in Sobre México: El capital social y la política pública (Patricia Rodríguez and Isidro Soloaga, Eds). 2012. Publisher: El Colegio de Mexico. Mexico DF.

 

“Determinantes de la migración interestatal en México: 1995-2000 y 2000-2005.” Antonio Yunez (Ed.) Los Grandes Problemas de México. Tomo X. Economía Rural. El Colegio de México. 2010. Co-authored with Gabril Lara and Florian Wendelspiess.

 

“Lo que no se ve también importa: aspiraciones y capacidad de agencia como elementos del desarrollo humano”. En: La Medición del Progreso y del Bienestar. Propuestas para América Latina. 2011. Mariano Rojas (Coordinador). Foro Consultivo, Científico y Tecnológico. CONACYT. 2011

 

“Desigualdad de oportunidades: El caso de México.” In Movilidad social en México. 2010. Enrique Cárdenas and Florencia Torche (Editors). Fundación Espinosa Yglesias. México.

 

“Temas actuales de la política económica mexicana”. in Isidro Soloaga (Editor) Sobre México: temas actuales de política económica.  2009. UPAEP. México. ISBN 978-607-951186-0-8

 

“Mexico”, in Kym Anderson and Alberto Valdés (Editors) Distortions to Agricultural Incentives in Latin America. 2008. The World Bank. Washington DC. USA. ISBN: 978-0-8213-7513-6

 

“The Growth of China and India in World Markets: Opportunity or Threat for Latin American and the Caribbean?  (Co-authored with D. Lederman and M. Olarreaga). in China´s and India´s challenge to Latin America. Opportunity or Treath?.  Office of the Chief Economist. The World Bank. Stanford University Press. 2007.

 

“Growth and Poverty. The case of Mexico. “ in Beyond Food Production: The Role of Agriculture in Poverty Reduction. Bresciani F. and A. Valdes (Eds.). FAO. Rome. 2007.ISBN:978-1-84720-075-4. Co-authored with Mario Torres.

 

“Cambodia.” in Global Trade and Poor Nations The Poverty Impacts and Policy Implications of Liberalization. B.Hoeckman and M. Olarreaga, (Eds.) Brookings Institution Press and the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization and Sciences-Po, Paris. 2007. An earlier version is available at http://www.ycsg.yale.edu/focus/povertyImpact.html ISBN:-13:978-0-8157-3671-4

 

“Bolivia.” in Global Trade and Poor Nations The Poverty Impacts and Policy Implications of Liberalization. B.Hoeckman and M. Olarreaga, (Eds.) Brookings Institution Press and the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization and Sciences-Po, Paris. 2007. An earlier version is available at http://www.ycsg.yale.edu/focus/povertyImpact.html ISBN:-13:978-0-8157-3671-4. Co-authored with Gabriel Lara

 

“Nicaragua.” in Global Trade and Poor Nations The Poverty Impacts and Policy Implications of Liberalization B.Hoeckman and M. Olarreaga, (Eds.)  Brookings Institution Press and the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization and Sciences-Po, Paris. 2007. An earlier version is available at http://www.ycsg.yale.edu/focus/povertyImpact.html ISBN:-13:978-0-8157-3671-4. Co-authored with Ania I. Gómez.

 

“Product Quality, Productive Efficiency, and International Technology Diffusion: Evidence from Plant-Level Panel Data” ,  in Global Integration & Technology Transfer.  B. Hoeckman and B. Smarzynska, Eds. Palgrave Macmillan and The World Bank. 2006. Also World Bank Policy Research Working Paper # 2759. ISBN-10:0-8213-6125-2. Co-authored with Aart Kraay and James Tybout.

 

“The Knowledge-Content of Machines: North-South Trade and Technology Diffusion” in Hoeckman and Smarzynska, Eds. Global Integration &  Technology Transfer. Palgrave Macmillan and World Bank. 2006  ISBN-10:0-8213-6125-2. Co-authored with Giogio Barba-Navaretti and Maurice Schiff.

 

“Trade and Poverty. The case of Cambodia”, in Testing Global Interdependence
Edited by Ernest Aryeetey, Natalia Dinello (eds.): GDN Series, Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, 2006. ISBN: 978-1-84542-878-5

 

“El Diseño de Políticas Públicas”, in Políticas Públicas para el Crecimiento y Desarrollo. S.Ortega Venzor, J.L.Paz Vega, R.Núñez González, I. Soloaga and V. Carreon (Eds.) Ed. Porrúa. 2006. pp 3-40 ISBN: 970-07-7050-8. Co-authored with Victor Carreón.

 

“Trade Facilitation Reform and International Trade. The Case of Mexico”, in Políticas Públicas para el Crecimiento y Desarrollo. S.Ortega Venzor, J.L.Paz Vega, R.Núñez González, I. Soloaga and V. Carreon. Ed. Porrúa. 2006. pp 133-152 ISBN: 970-07-7050-8. Co-authored with John S. Wilson and Alejandro Mejía.

 

“Evaluación de Impacto de Proyectos Impulsados por el Centro de Desarrollo Regional de la Universidad de las Américas, Puebla”. In Desarrollo de una Metodología para la Promoción de Proyectos de Extensión y Vinculación Universitaria con Impacto Económico y Social. O.Lazcano and G. Barrientos (Eds.) Editorial Universidad de las Américas, Puebla. Puebla. Mëxico. 2006. ISBN: 968-6254-74-9. Co-authored with Aniel Altamirano.

 

“Regionalism and trade”, in Aspects of Globalization, Regionalization and Business, ISBN: 960-88331-4-0, Edited by I.D. Salavrakos,  ATINER, Greece. 2004.

 

“Endogenous Tariff  Formation: the case of Mercosur.”, Ch.29, Part II, in Regional Trading Arrangements Edited By Sir Hans Singer, Neelambar Hatti And Rameshwar Tandon. Delhi, B.R., 2003, ISBN 81-7646-372-8. Co-authored with Marcelo Olarreaga.

“Regionalism and the Article XXIV”, Chapter 10 in La Nueva Agenda del Comercio en la OMC. M. Olarreaga and R. Rocha, Eds. Centro Editorial Universidad del Rosario. Bogota. Colombia. July 2000. Co-authored with Marcelo Olarreaga.

 

Non peer-refereed articles

 

“Hacia una nueva políticas social para América Latina”. En:  RUBRICAS, Otoño-Invierno 2011. Pag.40-48. Universidad Iberoamericana

 

“Las limitaciones de las Políticas Agrícolas de la Ultima Década”. En: “Sexenio en Perspectiva. Análisis Académico del gobierno de Felipe Calderón”. 2012. Dirección de Comunicación Institucional. Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla.
“Crecimiento Regional de la Industria Manufacturera Mexicana: 1988-2008. 2012. Boletín Informativo Techint 338. Buenos Aires- Argentina ISSN: .0497-0292.

 

Articles in the newspaper El Financiero.

2015

Sobre la (i)relevancia del salario mínimo

2014

La crisis de representación y la necesidad de un interfaz.

2013

El síndrome de la estela de luz.

La tiranía de la economía política

2012

El Nuevo gobierno y el precio de los alimentos

La política social del Nuevo gobierno.

 

Blog in LACEA

A tale of only one Mexico. Mayo 2014. Disponible en http://vox.lacea.org/?q=content/tale-only-one-mexico

Co-host: Radio Ibero 90.9´s. Zigma Economía, one-hour per week, Spring and Autumn, 2014-2016 (jointly with Pablo Cotler)

 

OTHER ACTIVITIES

  • Organizing Committee´s Chair, “SobreMéxico: Annual Meetings on Economics and Public Policy” (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018). Flag-ship of IBERO´s Department of Economics research activities.
  • Member of the Research Council of Universidad de las Américas, Puebla: January -May 2007.
  • Co-Chairman: Segundo Coloquio de Economía Sobre México, at UDLAP: April 2007
  • Chairman: 6th Meetings of Lacea’s Regional Integration Network (RIN), at UDLAP: January 2007
  • Co-Organizer: Primer Coloquio de Economía Sobre México, at UDLAP: April 2006
  • Co-Organizer: 8th Annual Meetings of Latin American and the Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA) at UDLAP: October 2003

 

MEMBERSHIPS

Latin American and the Caribbean Economist Association LACEA

Econometric Society

International Association of Agricultural Economists

International Association of Researchers in Income and Wealth

 

REFEREE

American Journal of Agricultural Economics-1999

American Economic Review—2004

Review of International Economics-2005

Journal of International Economics–2006

Èconomie Internationale–2007

El Trimestre Económico-2007, 2008, 2011

Bienestar y Política Social-2007

Estudios Económicos-2009-2011

 

EVALUATOR

Conacyt: 2004, 2005, 2009-2012

Pieran Colmex: 2004-2006, 2008

Global Development Network (GDN): 2004, 2006

Corporación Andina de Fomento (CAF). Jury, Programa de Apoyo a la Investigación 2008.

FAO. Jury, Primer premio anual a la Investigación en Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional en América Latina y el Caribe-2007

 

OTHER SKILLS

Languages: Spanish (native), English (full proficiency), Italian (reading and comprehension)

Statistical Packages: STATA, SAS, SPSS, GAUSS, ArcGIS, QGIS, GEODA.

Sommelier: working knowledge.