- Current position 2019 Visiting Research Fellow
Alejandra Trejo Nieto / El Colegio de México / from January to April 2019
She holds a PhD in Development Studies from the University of East Anglia in the UK, and a master degree in Regional Economics from the Autonomous University of Coahuila, Mexico. She is currently a professor at the Center for Demographic, Urban and Environmental Studies, El Colegio de Mexico. She was the academic coordinator of the master program in Urban Studies in this center (2013-2015). She is a member of the National Researchers System in Mexico. She is also the ambassador to Mexico of the Regional Studies Association. Her areas of expertise include urban and regional economics, and economic development. The main research projects she has conducted relate to metropolitan economies and governance, urbanisation, industrialisation, labour markets, economic growth, productivity and efficiency, specialisation, location and spatial distribution of economic activities.
During her academic visit to the Brussels Centre for Urban Studies she will complete research and write final chapters of the book project entitled “Metropolitan Economic Development: The Political Economy of Urbanisation in Mexico”. The aim of the research is to contribute to the debate and analysis of urbanisation and economic development in metropolitan areas. The research deals with varied aspects of metropolitan areas, but emphasis is placed on demographic trends, economic development, public policies and governance. The fellowship project reflects significant interdisciplinary concerns about the issues of urbanisation, urban economic development, governance and planning.