Florian W. Chávez Juárez - Economics - About me


Florian Wendelspiess Chávez Juárez



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About me

I am assistant professor (cátedra Conacyt) at the National Laboratory for Public Policy (Laboratorio Nacional de Políticas Públicas, LNPP) located at the the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Economómicas (CIDE) in Mexico City. At CIDE I am teaching microeconometrics and health economics, programming in Java and Agent-based modelling at both the undergraduate and the graduate level.

I hold a Phd in Econometrics from the University of Geneva in Switzerland. The thesis is entitled Three essays on inequality of opportunity and social mobility and was publicly defended in August 2014.
Previously I have studied in Lausanne (Switzerland) and Puebla (Mexico). I received my Bachelor of Science in Economics (BSc.E) from the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) in 2007 and the Master of Science in Economics from the same institution in 2010. During my Bachelor studies, I spent one academic year at the Universidad de las Américas Puebla (Mexico), where I finished the courses. During the MScE spent a semester at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. From October 2007 to December 2008 I worked for the United Nations Development Programme as specialized researcher for economic and social inequality topics in Latin America, collaborating closely with Prof. Isidro Soloaga, the Coordinator of the 2008/2009 Human Development Report for Latin America and the Caribbean of the UNDP.

The main focus of my research is human development, especially the evolutionary view of poverty and inequality. Recent work dealt with issues of social mobility, inequality of opportunity, financial inclusion and well-being deprivation. My research focuses on developing and emerging regions, especially Latin America. Besides the traditional tools such as econometric data analysis, I believe very much in the potential of complexity economics and agent based modeling.

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