Dr. René Cabral Torres  (BSc Economics, ITESM; MA Finance, EGADE; MSc Economics, York; PhD Economics, York)


Associate Professor

Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Monterrey

EGAP Gobierno y Política Pública




Teaching (cursos impartidos)


   Undergraduate courses (licenciatura): Dynamic Macroeconomics (Macroeconomía Dinámica)

 Graduate courses (maestría): Open Economy Macro (Macroeconomía Abierta) and Time Series Methods for Forecasting (Métodos de Pronóstico para Series de Tiempo)


Publications (artículos publicados)

[11]. “Assessing Returns to Education and Labor Shocks in Mexican Regions after NAFTA” (2013), with André V. Mollick, Contemporary Economic Policy (forthcoming).

            [10]. “Gasto en investigación y desarrollo y productividad en la industria manufacturera mexicana” (2013), with Franco J. González, Estudios Económicos (forthcoming).

            [9]. “Mexico's Regional Output Convergence after NAFTA: A Dynamic Panel Data Analysis” (2012), with André V. Mollick, Annals of Regional Science 48(3): 877-895. 

            [8]. “Convergence Rates to Output Growth in a Global World: The Roles of Openness and Government Size” (2012), with André V. Mollick, International Trade Journal 26 (3): 201-222. 


            [7]. “Does Inflation Targeting Matter for Output Growth? Evidence from Industrial and Emerging Economies” (2011), with Francisco G. Carneiro and André V. Mollick Journal of Policy Modelling 33(4): 537-551 .

                   ○●○ Previews version: Does Inflation Targeting Matter for Output Growth? Evidence from Industrial and Emerging Economies World Bank Policy Research Working Paper # 4791.           


[6]. "Government Size and Output Growth: The Effects of Averaging out” (2011), with André V. Mollick, Kyklos (International Review of Social Science) 64(1): 122-137.


[5]. “Intra-industry Trade Effects on Mexican Manufacturing Productivity before and after NAFTA” (2011), with André V. Mollick, Journal of International Trade and Economic

        Development 20(1):87-112.


[4]. “Capital and Labor Mobility and their Impacts on Mexico’s Regional Labor Markets” (2010), with André V. Mollick y Joao Faria, Journal of Development Studies 46(9):1532-1542.


[3]. “Why Dollarization Didn't Succeed: Comparing Credibility and the Impact of Real Shocks on Small Open Economies" (2010), North American Journal of Economics and Finance

       21(3): 297-313.

   ○●○ Previews version: "Assessing the Impact of Real Shocks on Small Dollarized Economies, University of York Discussion Paper Series No. 05/27.


[2]. “Productivity Effects on Mexican Manufacturing Employment” (2009), with André V. Mollick, North American Journal of Economics and Finance 20(1): 66-81.

       ○●○ Versión previa: “Productivity Effects on Mexican Manufacturing Employment before and after NAFTA”, CID Working Paper No. 152.


[1]. “Price Stability, Inflation Targets and Public Debt Policy” (2008), with Gulcin Ozkan, Economics Bulletin 5(32): 1-12.


Book chapters (capítulos en libros)   


             [*]. “The EU-Mexico Agreement: What Has Happened to Trade and Capital Flows since 2000? ” (2012) with Daniel Villarreal Cabello, in: Niedrist, Gerhard (Editor), EU-Mexican, Legal,  Commercial, and Business Relations, Macmillan (forthcoming).


Work in progress (trabajo en proceso)


[v]. “The Cyclicality of Fiscal Policy: Evidence from the Mexican States” with Andrew Abbott, Philip Jones and Roberto Palacios.


[iv]. “The Recent Financial Crisis and Europe’s Economic Growth and Convergence" with Jorge Alberto Jaramillo.


            [iii]. “Capital and Labor Openness Effects on the Size of Subnational Governments”, Center for International Development Working Paper No. 231.


[ii]. “Does Globalization Affect Top Income Inequality? ” with Rocío García Díaz y André V. Mollick.


             [i].  “Margins of Adjustment and Productivity in Mexican Maquiladoras”, with André V. Mollick