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Alejandro Brugués

Professor of economics, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte

Nonresidential visiting fellow

Research Project: Binational Industry Clusters

Research Interests: economic modeling and regional science


Alejandro Brugués is a professor of economics at El Colegio de la Frontera Norte (COLEF), which he joined in 1995 as coordinator of the master’s degree program in applied economics. He earned a B.A. in economics from Universidad de La Habana, a master’s in applied economics from COLEF and a Ph.D. in economic sciences from Universidad Autónoma de Baja California.

For more than 20 years, Brugués has focused on projects regarding applied economic and regional science. Among other projects in that time, he has researched interactions between society, city and crime as well as explored anthropogenic hazards models and sustainable urban development programs in Nogales, Sonora. He also has worked with Chihuahua and Baja California’s state programs on climate change. As a professor, he teaches master and doctoral programs related to quantitative methods in economics and regional economics, including spatial econometrics and geographic information systems.