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Salvador Vázquez del Mercado

Conacyt Research Professor, National Laboratory of Public Policy, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas

Public opinion and survey research have been my lifelong passions- for more than 20 years I have practiced, studied, and done research on them. I have a PhD in political science from Northwestern University, in Evanston, IL, and have taught courses on Public Opinion, Methodology, and American Politics in Northwestern, and in Universidad Iberoamerciana, and UNAM in Mexico City. I currently work as a a Conacyt research professor in the National Laboratory of Public Policy, at CIDE.


  • –present
    Lecturer on Public Opinion and Research Methodology, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)
  • 2012–2013
    Lecturer, Universidad Iberoamericana


  • 2013 
    Northwestern University, PhD
  • 2006 
    Northwestern University, MS
  • 2005 
    Northwestern University, MA
  • 2000 
    CIDE, BA


  • 2016
    Contentious Discourse in Mexican Elections, Politica y gobierno
  • 2015
    El déficit de la democracia en México; Encuesta nacional de cultura política, UNAM

Grants and Contracts

  • 2009
    Research fellowship
    Funding Source:
    Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Dispute Resolution Research Center.
  • 2009
    Research grant
    Funding Source:
    Northwestern University, The Graduate School.