Martha Patricia Barraza

Full time academic at The Autonomous University of Ciudad Juárez in The Social Sciences and Administration Institute (ICSA). In October 2006 I was designed as General Director of Research and Postgraduate Studies at Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez. In addition to conducting research on border region economic issues, I teache graduate and undergraduate courses in growth theories and economic development, public finance, Mexican political economy, analysis of public policy and education economics. I was born in Ciudad Juárez where I got a Bachelor Degree in Economics at The UACJ. Afterwards I studied a master degree program in Public Administration and Public Policy at The London School of Economics. I earned my Doctorate from Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana at Xochimilco. My doctoral dissertation dealt with public university productivity in Mexico. Prior to became a full time academic, I worked for several years at the central public administration where I occupied different positions as Economist at The Interior Ministry, Agricultural and Hydraulic Resources Ministry and Tourism Ministry. In these positions I mainly researched in technical issues related with economic development. I have published research articles in academic journals in Mexico, Europe and North America.