About Enrique Cárdenas



Dr. Enrique Cárdenas studied a BA in Economics at ITAM and holds a Ph.D. from Yale University. He was awarded the National Prize of Economics for his doctoral dissertation. He was President of Universidad de las Américas-Puebla (today UDLAP) between 1982 and 2003. There, he promoted high quality education, internationalization of degrees and students and developed a Residential College System. Research and a large student financial aid system was developed. He taught Mexico’s and Latin America’s Economic History at UDLAP for twenty years. He has been visiting professor at El Colegio de México, ITAM, CIDE, Universidad Iberoamericana and Brown, Texas Christian and Oxford universities. He has published extensively on Mexico’s economic history and is member of the National System of Research since 1992. His last book is “El largo curso de la economía mexicana. De 1780 a nuestros días”, published in 2015 by FCE and Colmex. In april, 2005 he co-founded a new think tank, Centro de Estudios Espinosa Yglesias, where he serves as Executive Director. During his tenure, the Center has developed and specialized in social mobility and financial and economic fields, producing both research, public policy design and implementation activities. He is a member of the Board of Governors of El Colegio de México, writes a biweekly column at the national newspaper El Universal, and currently teaches Mexican economic history at ITAM.