Famous Economists from Mexico

List of notable or famous economists from Mexico, with bios and photos, including the top economists born in Mexico and even some popular economists who immigrated to Mexico. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Mexican economists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These economists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known economist from Mexico is included when available.

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This historic economists from Mexico list can help answer the questions "Who are some Mexican economists of note?" and "Who are the most famous economists from Mexico?" These prominent economists of Mexico may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Mexican economists.

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  • Agustín Carstens
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    Agustín Guillermo Carstens Carstens (born 9 June 1958 in Mexico City), is a Mexican economist who serves as the general manager of the Bank of International Settlements since 1 December 2017. He served as governor of the Bank of Mexico from 1 January 2010 to 30 November 2017. In 2011, Carstens, along with Christine Lagarde, was one of the two final candidates to become the managing director of the International Monetary Fund. He previously served as secretary of finance in the cabinet of Felipe Calderón (2006–09), as deputy managing director of the International Monetary Fund (2003–06) and as treasurer of the Bank of Mexico. In 2011 he was included in the 50 Most Influential ranking of ...more
    • Age: 64
    • Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Alberto Cinta
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    Alberto Emiliano Cinta Martínez (born in Mexico City) is a Mexican economist, entrepreneur and politician who is a founder and became the first General Secretary of the New Alliance Party (PANAL). He ran as the PANAL's candidate for Mayor of Mexico City Head of Government of the Federal District in the 2006 Federal District election. He has been a Congressman, public servant, university professor and entrepreneur. He studied Economics at the ITAM in Mexico City, and holds two master's degrees from both the Ecole Nationale d'Administratuon (ENA, Paris) and Harvard (KSG, Massachusetts). He has been a Deputy at the Chamber of Deputies for the Green Party and President of the Special Commission ...more
    • Age: 52
  • Carlos Heredia is a Mexican economist born in Tampico, Tamaulipas in 1956. Heredia served as a (PRD) Member of Mexico's 57th Congress from 1997 to 2000.He has held senior positions with Mexico’s Treasury Department and the Government of Mexico City. He was Senior Advisor on International Affairs to Lázaro Cárdenas-Batel, Governor of the State of Michoacán, from 2003 to 2008. He was the economic and international affairs spokesperson of the presidential campaign of Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas in 2000 and has since been his advisor in the Foundation for Democracy. Carlos Heredia has worked for almost thirty years with development NGOs, including two of Mexico's leading organizations of civil ...more
    • Age: 66
    • Birthplace: Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico
  • Daniel Cosío Villegas (July 23, 1898 – March 10, 1976) was a prominent Mexican economist, essayist, historian, and diplomat. Cosío Villegas was born in Mexico City. After studying one year in engineering and two years of philosophy, he received a B.A. in Law from the National University (nowadays UNAM) and took several courses in economics at Harvard, Wisconsin and Cornell. Later, he received master's degrees from the London School of Economics and the École libre de sciences politiques of Paris (now Institut d'études politiques de Paris). After working briefly for Excélsior he joined José Vasconcelos in the production of La Antorcha magazine. In 1929, he served as secretary general of the ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 77 (1898-1976)
    • Birthplace: Mexico
  • Eduardo Sojo Garza-Aldape
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    Eduardo Sojo Garza-Aldape (born January 9, 1956 in León, Guanajuato) is a Mexican economist. He served as chief economic advisor to President Vicente Fox and as Secretary of Economy in the cabinet of President Felipe Calderón since December 1, 2006 to August 6, 2008. Sojo graduated from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Studies (ITESM) with a bachelor's degree in Economics and received both a master's degree in Economics and a doctorate in Industrial Organization and Finance from the University of Pennsylvania, where he published several papers on econometrics and time-series with Lawrence Klein, the 1980 laureate of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.Sojo has ...more
    • Age: 67
    • Birthplace: León, Mexico
  • Ernesto Zedillo

    Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de León, (Spanish pronunciation: [eɾˈnesto seˈðiʝo]; born 27 December 1951) is a Mexican economist and politician. He was President of Mexico from 1 December 1994 to 30 November 2000, as the last of the uninterrupted 71-year line of Mexican presidents from the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI). During his presidency, he faced the worst economic crisis in Mexico's history, which started only weeks after he took office. He distanced himself from his predecessor Carlos Salinas de Gortari, blaming his policies for the crisis (although President Zedillo himself did not deviate from the neoliberal policies of his two predecessors), and oversaw the arrest of his brother ...more
    • Age: 71
    • Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico