About Isidro Soloaga



Isidro Soloaga obtained his Ph.D in Agricultural and Resources Economics (AREC) from University of Maryland (USA) in 2000 under the guidance of Marc Nerlove. He worked for the World Bank´s Development Research Group in Washington DC (1995-2000) and for the InterAmerican Development Bank´s Poverty Division in 2001. Upon his coming to Mexico in 2002, he was full-time professor of economics at Universidad de las Américas (Puebla) and at Colegio de Mexico (Mexico City). Since 2012 he joined Universidad Iberoamericana´s Economics Department in Mexico City. He is member of the Econometric Society, the International Association for Research in Income and Wealth and LACEA. At LACEA he was the Chaiperson of the Network of Inequality and Poverty for the 2013-2014 term.

In 2010, together with Luis Felipe López-Calva, he was in charge of the First Regional Human Development Report for Latin America “Acting on the future: breaking the intergenerational transmission of inequality”. In the last 5 years, Isidro Soloaga has published articles in journals as well as several books on public policies for Mexico and other Latin American countries.

His main research areas include: applied econometrics, poverty, income distribution, migration, and regional development. Since 2014 he is the manager of Ibero´s www.sobremexico.mx project and the director of SobreMexico Economic Journal. Since 2016 he is also the head of the Interdisciplinary Research Chair Territorial Development and Wellbeing.