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René Cabral
Economy and Finance
Director of the Finance and Business Economics Department
BIOGRAPHY
"Economics is fundamental for leading and taking the right business decisions".

The research work of Professor Cabral Torres is directed to the study of public finance, monetary policy, and interaction of work markets, as well as the way in which these three areas affect the economic development of regions and countries.

His most recent research works have been published in journals such as the European Journal of Political Economy, Contemporary Economic Policy, International Journal of Educational Development, Annals of Regional Science and Journal of Policy Modelling, among others. Likewise, he is assistant editor in the Mexican Journal of Economics and Finance (REMEF, by its acronym in Spanish) by IMEF and member of the editorial committee of the journal Economic Research. Mr. Cabral is a member of the National System of Researchers of CONACYT, Level II.

He has also been a consultant for the World Bank and has participated in consulting projects for companies such as Minera Autlan and Axtel, institutions such as the Consulate of Canada and Metropolitan Water Fund of Monterrey, as well as for the state governments of Aguascalientes, Tabasco, Chiapas and Nuevo León.

EDUCATION
    • Ph.D. in Economics
      University of York
    • Master in Economics
      University of York
    • Master in Finance
      EGADE Business School 
AWARDS & HONORS
  1. Second Place of the Public Finance National Prize, awarded by Mexico's Chamber of Deputies (October 2016).
  2. Member of Mexico’s National Research System, Level 2 (since January 2013).
  3. First Prize of the Romulo Garza Award for Research on Social Sciences, awarded by Xignux Group and Tecnológico de Monterrey System (January 2010).
  4. 2010 Award to the Best Faculty Member (for Teaching and Research), Tecnológico de Monterrey (May 2010).
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
  1. "Incumbency and Distributive Politics: Intergovernmental Transfers in Mexico"(2017), with Andrew Abbott and Philip Jones, Southern Economic Journal 84 (2): 484-503.
  2. “Mexican Real Wages, the U.S. Economy, and the Financial Crisis of 2008-2009” (2017), with André V. Mollick, Economic Modelling 64: 141-152.
  3. “Does Globalization Affect Top Income Inequality?”  (2016), with Rocío García-Díaz & André V. Mollick, Journal of Policy Modelling 38(5): 916-940.
  4. “Violence in Mexico and its Effects on Labor Productivity” (2016), with André V. Mollick & Eduardo Saucedo, Annals of Regional Science 56 (2): 317-339. 
  5. “Political Pressure and Procyclical Expenditure: An Analysis of the Expenditures of State Governments in Mexico” (2015), with Andrew Abbott, Philip Jones and Roberto Palacios, European Journal of Political Economy 37(1): 195-206.