Eduardo Sojo

Senior Associate (Non-resident), Americas Program, US-Mexico Futures Initiative

Dr. Eduardo Sojo has been the general director at Mexico’s National Laboratory of Public Policy (LNPP) at the Center for Economic Research and Teaching (CIDE) since January 2016. The LNPP is a unique facility devoted to applied research that combines data sciences, behavioral economics, and collective intelligence to solve public problems with the highest academic standards. Previously, he was president of the board and executive president of the National Institute of Statistics and Geography of Mexico (INEGI), leading the Institute through its initial stage as a constitutional autonomous entity of the Mexican state. During his tenure, the National System of Statistics and Geography was created; important projects were successfully conducted, such as the 2010 National Population and Housing Census, the 2009 and 2014 Economic Censuses, and the Census of Schools, Students, and Teachers of Basic Education of Mexico; and new responsibilities were assumed by INEGI, among them, the estimation of the National Consumer Price Index. Prior to this position, Dr. Sojo served as secretary of economy, coordinator of the Economic Cabinet and chief of public policy at the President Office, under the governments of Presidents Felipe Calderón and Vicente Fox, where he was responsible for the design, promotion, and evaluation of economic and social policies. He also served as coordinator of economic planning in the government of Guanajuato. During his career in public service, he headed the board of several institutions, among them CONACYT, PROMEXICO, the National Council of Housing, the National Council of Infrastructure, and the Fiscal National Convention, with members from the public, private, and academic sectors. He also had assignments at the international level, as president of the Committee of Statistics and Statistical Policy of the OECD, copresident of the UN Expert Group in Geospatial Information, and member of the Expert Group on Data Revolution formed by the UN secretary general. Previously, he was president of the Group of Ministers of the Presidency and Equivalents of Iberoamerica. On the academic front, Dr. Sojo was professor and researcher at Tec de Monterrey (ITESM) and the author of books and academic papers, among them two published with the Nobel Memorial Prize winner in economic sciences, Lawrence Klein. He is also a frequent speaker at international and national conferences. He received a bachelor's degree in economics from ITESM and a master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where he also completed his doctoral studies.

Contact Information
Email: eduardo.sojo [at] cide.edu