Luis Huesca, Ph.D.

Centro de Investigación en Alimentación y Desarrollo

Dr. Luis Huesca is Professor at the Research Center for Food and Development A.C (CIAD) in Sonora, Mexico and Visiting Scholar at Université Laval in Quebec, Canada. Luis attained level 2 as a member of the National System of Research in the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACyT) in Mexico. His areas of expertise are public economics, health and labor economics. By using his doctoral thesis, Dr. Huesca earned first place on the Labor Research National Prize in 2006 in Mexico granted by the Ministry of Labor and the International Labor Organization (ILO). Recent Luis’ research focuses on the projects "MXMOD: A tax-benefit microsimulation for Mexico in LATINMOD" and the "Impact of tobacco taxation in Mexico". He teaches at a graduate level applied econometrics and public economics. Also, Luis is an advisor on inequality & poverty for the Council on Social Policy in the State of Mexico as well as on research for recent thesis on topics of taxation, poverty analysis, labor economics and productivity.

Luis earned his bachelor’s degree in economics with specialization in economic policy from the University of Sonora in 1994, and his Ph.D. in economics from the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain in 2005.