Across various undergraduate and graduate programs, our award-winning researchers engage students and inspire them to develop innovative solutions to contemporary public challenges. Below you can find a description of the courses our researchers teach at Tecnológico de Monterrey.
TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
This is an undergraduate course open to all students at Tecnologico de Monterrey. The course focuses on how technological change impacts society, and how political and economic institutions impact technological pathways. Students develop policy memos for three simulated technology crises on Artificial Intelligence, Biohacking and Climate Change.
DATA SCIENCE FOR DECISION MAKING
Graduate and undergraduate course at the School of Government. The course is designed to acquire both technical and analytical skills. It covers the application of several machine learning algorithms such as linear models, classification, tree-based methods, support vector machines and unsupervised learning, to various policy issues, including climate change, labor markets and individuals profiling.
Graduate Course at the School of Government. This course is designed to introduce concepts and fundamentals of system dynamics that can be used to model and explain various archetypes of systemic behavior and thereby develop decision support tools. The development of modeling skills and critical analysis of existing models are emphasized.
STRATEGIC DECISIONS IN MARKETS AND INSTITUTIONS
This is an undergraduate course of advanced microeconomics, where the students learn Economics of Information and Game Theory under incomplete information. They analyze the effects of the asymmetries of information, moral hazard, and adverse selection. These problems affect the development of the market and they generate costs and misallocations of resources. Through this course, we confront students to problems held at the insurance market and they must propose a solution to align the incentives of the economic agents to get a closer solution to the economic optimum
TECHNOLOGY POLICY FOR DEVELOPMENT
This is an undergraduate course open to students of Governance and Public Transformationat at Tecnologico de Monterrey. The course focuses on understanding technological and structural change as a process of accumulation and adaptation of productive capabilities, among which technological tools, productive knowledge and enabling institutions stand out. Students design policy memos with an Intelligent Specialization Local Strategy that would guide the structural change of a region of Mexico and promote its development.
CONTEMPORARY MEXICAN POLITICS
Undergraduate course for the concentration in Government. The course seeks to understand how Mexican politics work today. What is the institutional arrangement that constitutes it? How does it operate in practice? How much has changed with the democratic transition that began in 2000? What has changed since the triumph of Andrés Manuel López Obrador and what can we expect for the rest of the six-year term?
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL SCIENCES
Students learn to evaluate a series of questions - the nature of collective action, the aggregation of individual preferences, the various types of existing institutions, the various existing systems of social organization, etc. - from the point of view provided by the various social sciences, mainly political science, economics, political economy and, to a lesser extent, sociology.
PUBLIC ELECTION AND COMPARED POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS
This course introduces students to the rigorous analysis of individual and collective political decisions, and how the institutions we build profoundly affect public outcomes. This analytic tradition of public choice has important foundations in liberal political philosophy, mathematical applications to decision science, and economics. It has been one of the most influential branches in the development of political science for more than fifty years, and continues to inspire empirical and analytical findings that help us better understand politics in all its forms.
ETHICS FOR PUBLIC LEADERSHIP
This course provides students with conceptual and analytical elements to face the dilemmas of leadership and public service from an ethical perspective. It also allows students to analyze debates in the public sphere with normative lenses from different disciplines.
This is a graduate course open to students at EGADE Business School programs of the Certificate in Energy Management and the MSc. in Finance and MBA. The course focuses on a global vision of energy markets and the present tension between ensuring energy security for current consumers and promoting energy transition under both flexible and robust energy systems. The course provides a global overview of the international oil market, regional natural gas markets, particularly in North America, the rise of a global LNG market and renewable energy investments and challenges. The political economy of the energy sector is addressed under the three revolutions (or new maps) that, according to Yergin, are defining the new map of world’s energy systems. A brief introduction to energy economics and sustainability is provided to understand the limits of market mechanisms and the mandatory, yet self-contained role of regulators and governments to facilitate multi-agent ecosystems
This is an graduate course open to students at the MSc. Programs of the School of Government and Public Transformation. The purpose of the course is to analyze the main challenges that nations across the world face to attain economic development. In particular, attention is devoted to theoretical debates revolving each topic and evidence-based approaches of successful and unsuccessful public policy instruments. Topics included in the course are poverty and general development traps, education, health, personal safety, domestic violence, institutions, corruption, energy, climate change and COVID-19 economies.
BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL NEUROSCIENCE
This is an undergraduate course open to students of the Bachelor in Public Transformation of the School of Social Sciences and Government. The focus is on three broad topics: emotions, bounded rationality, social preferences, and experimental economics; risk, intertemporal choice, behavioral game theory, and psychological game theory; and, lastly, neuroscience. The course aims to provide the basic concepts of psychology and economics to undergraduate students to address why actual agents’ behavior does not match the rational choice paradigm. Heuristics, cognitive biases, mental accounting, justice, inequity aversion, reciprocity, neurobiological foundations, neuronal processes and other concepts are used to engage students in designing a mechanism to address a real-life challenge of behavioral change.
This is a graduate course open to students of Governance and Public Transformationat at Tecnologico de Monterrey. The course focuses on microeconomic theory at the level taught to all graduate students in top economics departments in the world. Topics covered by the course include consumer theory, topics in consumer theory, theory of the firm, partial equilibrium, general equilibrium, welfare economics, and game theory. Occasionally, and introduction to behavioral economics is addressed time permitting.
URBAN PUBLIC POLICY
This course explores the social, economic, and political dimensions of urban problems and is designed to equipped students with basic skills in urban policy analysis and economic development. The course focusses on comparative study of cities and urban problems in both advanced industrialized and developing countries.
ENERGY FOR SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT: POVERTY, VULNERABILITY AND JUSTICE
In this course you will learn about the relevant role of energy in human well-being and in socio-economic-environmental development under a framework of justice. Also, you will acquire the necessary tools to apply principles of justice to the management of other natural resources that are fundamental to human beings. The course addresses the social aspects of energy justice, invisibility, poverty, and vulnerability. In addition, it focuses on the relationships of energy with individual well-being at the micro level, in contrast to the dominant sectoral and macroeconomic approaches.