Portrait for Jesús Antonio López Cabrera

Jesús Antonio López Cabrera

Nonresident Scholar


Jesús Antonio López Cabrera is a nonresident scholar for the Center for the U.S. and Mexico and a 2022 Puentes Visiting Scholar. An economist at the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in Mexico City, his research focuses on spatial productivity analysis and topics in employment, macrofinance and financial inclusion. He has authored and co-authored several papers on these subjects.

López Cabrera previously held government roles in Pemex Gas y Petroquímica Básica, the National Institute for Education Assessment and Evaluation (INEE) and the National Institute of Public Health (INSP). He has also held roles in international organizations, including the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), and was an instructor at both the Universidad Nacional Autonóma de México (UNAM), and the Universidad Juárez Autónoma de Tabasco (UJAT).

He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from UNAM and a master’s degree in agricultural economics from Texas A&M University, and holds a Ph.D. in finance from the EGADE Business School Tecnológico de Monterrey.

Contact him at jesus.lopez@cepal.org or +52 55 4170 5623.