­­Francisco A. CASTELLANOS-SOSA­­  

Castellanos-Sosa (CV)

As of September 2021

Education

The University of Texas at Austin

    Public Policy (Ph.D.), Expected 2023

    Economics (M.Sc.), 2019

Harvard University

    Data Science (Professional Certificate), Expected 2021

Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM)

    Economy and Public Policy (M.A.), 2014 

Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (UANL)

    Economics (B.A.), 2012 

Teaching Experience

Lecturer 

Texas A&M University, Bush School of Government & Public Service 

January 2020 -

    Graduate level 

        Fundamentals of the Global Economy 

Assistant Professor

Universidad del Valle de México (UVM), Department of Business 

March 2016 - June 2017 

    Graduate level 

        Econometric Models 

        Money and Capital Markets 

        Quantitative Methods for Business 

        Economics for Business 

    Undergraduate level 

        Microeconomics

        Macroeconomics

        International Economics  

Research Experience

Research Assistant 

     McCombs School of Business of The University of Texas at Austin 

     September 2017 - 

Executive Coordinator of Economic Research 

     Institute of Studies on Government and Public Finance 

     June 2016 - 

Projects Specialist 

     Institute for Regional Development (IDR-ITESM)

     April 2015 - May 2016

Research Assistant 

     Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM) 

     January 2013 - December 2014 

Research Assistant 

     Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (UANL)

     July 2012 - December 2012 

Presentations

Europe’s income convergence and the latest global financial crisis 

in collaboration with René Cabral 

    Accepted and presented at: 

        The 94th Annual Conference of the Western Economic Association International, San Francisco, California, USA. June 2019 

        The ECB Forum on Central Banking - Young economists' competition (Poster session), Sintra, Portugal. June 2019 

Regional specialization transitions and technological intensity in Mexico’s manufacturing industry 

in collaboration with Amado Villarreal, and Miguel Flores 

    Accepted and presented at:

        The 47th Annual Conference of the Mid-Continent Regional Science Association, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. June 2016 

Democracy and economic growth: Analysis by regions, country groups and income levels 

    Accepted and presented at:

        The 52nd Annual Meetings of the Public Choice Society, San Antonio, Texas, USA. March 2015 

On the effects of policy responsiveness on economic growth: Evidence from democratic nations 

in collaboration with Marco Pérez 

    Accepted and presented at:

        The 89th Annual Conference of the Western Economic Association International, Denver, Colorado, USA. June 2014 

Conditional political budget cycle: Evidence from democratic nations 

in collaboration with Marco Pérez 

    Accepted and presented at: 

        The 51st Annual Meetings of the Public Choice Society, Charleston, South Carolina, USA. March 2014 

Evaluability of the 'Microenterprises’ Impulse' program 

in collaboration with Araceli Ortega 

    Accepted and presented at:

        The 2nd International Seminar: Analysis and Impact of Public Policies, Mexico City, D.F., Mexico. September 2013

Certified Online Courses

Statistics and R (HarvardX)

Evaluating Social Programs (MITx)

Moral Foundations of Politics (Yale)

Python for Data Science and AI (IBM)

Macroeconometric Forecasting (IMFx)

Urban Development and Housing (IDBx)

R Programming (Johns Hopkins University) 

Academic and Business Writing (BerkeleyX)

Academic Research (Laureate Network Office)

Introduction to Managing for Development Results (IDBx) 

Statistical Thinking for Data Science and Analytics (ColumbiaX)

Public Policy Challenges of the 21st Century (University of Virginia)

Social and Economic Networks: Models and Analysis (Stanford Online)

From Poverty to Prosperity: Understanding Economic Development (OxfordX)

Professional affiliations

American Economic Association

Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management

Western Economic Association International 

Mid-Continent Regional Science Association 

Public Choice Society

Skills

Econometric Analysis and Data Science

(R, Stata, Python, Matlab)