Roberto Vélez holds a degree in economics from the Universidad de las Américas Puebla, a master's degree in the same discipline from the Colegio de México, and a doctorate in modern history from Oxford University. He is currently the Executive Director of the Centro de Estudios Espinosa Yglesias (CEEY). Previously, at CEEY, he served for 7 years as Director of the Social Mobility Program. During this period, he was, among other things, the general coordinator of the ESRU survey on social mobility in Mexico (2011 and 2017) as well as the lead author of the report on social mobility in Mexico (2013, Imagina Tu Futuro). In 2016, he was a senior advisor and co-author of the Human Development Report: Mexico 2016: inequality and mobility of the United Nations Program-UNDP. In 2017, he was also the general coordinator of the survey on social mobility of young people in the Mexico City metropolitan area (EMOVI-Jóvenes, 2017). In 2018, he co-authored the 2018 CEEY white paper on social mobility and well-being in Mexico. He then coordinated the Informe de mobilidad social en México, 2019: hacia la igualdad regional de oportunidades. Regarding his publications, he has coordinated, advised and written studies on social mobility, human development and historical anthropometry.
1 published article
In Mexico, individuals want more social mobility, less inequality, and lower taxes. But these desires are not always compatible… To what extent our perceptions and our experiences feed each other? First episode of our series on inequalities.