“The human capital provided by the Economics program enables me to thrive and be successful. The faculty is amazing and willing to help at any time. I continually receive good advice and constant encouragement to develop my own ideas.”
Describe your research.
I am interested in topics related to regional and international trade. Specifically, on how transportation costs can affect the production and exporting decisions of companies. A close examination of such cost faced by companies can be important to understand the aggregate response of trade flows to tariff reduction.
Where is “home” for you?
I was born in Mexico and I have spent most of my life there.
Have you worked as a TA or RA?
I have worked as an RA at Western. This opportunity has helped me to understand that having a good idea is not enough, but it is important to make it clear and concise. Working with world-class researchers is an invaluable experience.
Where’s your favourite place on campus to work?
I really enjoy working at Weldon Library. I like it because the library offers quiet places to study and additional educational facilities within the same building.
What idea, suggestion, or comment would you like to share with the Western graduate community?
I would encourage all members of the Western community to remember that, regardless of our nationality, beliefs, or ideologies, we are citizens of human kind. As such, it is our duty to take responsibility for our actions, since they have an impact on the lives of many people. Thus, as future researchers and decision makers, we should aim our efforts to make this world a better place.