J Alejandro Espinosa Herrera

DPhil Candidate in Politics, University of Oxford

I am a Doctorate of Philosophy candidate in Political Science at the University of Oxford and a member of Nuffield College. My research interests include public budgeting, fiscal federalism, decentralisation, party politics, and Latin American politics.

For four years I worked in the public policy sector as an advisor in the Mexican Senate, as a researcher at a think-tank and as an economic analyst at the Mexican Congress. I also did internships at the Central Bank of Mexico and the OECD.

My research examines the drivers of budget allocation and how the composition of governments affects this portfolio allocation. Particularly, I focus on the effect of multi-party coalitions on government expenditure, with a particular interest in public and private goods.

In 2010 I was co-recipient of the Mexican National Prize in Economics for my co-authored bachelor thesis.

Proudly, I hold a M.Sc. in Latin American Studies (honours) and a M.Sc. in Politics, both from the University of Oxford, as well as a B.A. in Economics from Tecnológico de Monterrey.

Experience

  • –present
    Dphil Politics Candidate, University of Oxford

Education

  • 2015 
    University of Oxford, MSc Politics
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