Associate Professor of Economics, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)
Enrique Seira is an assistant professor of Economics at Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM). He has also worked in the Mexican Treasury, the Ministry of Economics, and the Mexican Central Bank. Enrique's research interests lie in the development economics, credit markets, and political economy. Enrique holds a B.A in Economics from ITAM and a Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University. He is also a research affiliate at The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL).
Recent work by Enrique Seira
Human error in vote counting leads to inconsistencies in vote tallies and threatens citizens’ trust in election institutions
In settings with market power, providing goods directly can generate larger consumer surplus gains than cash and vouchers because of price effects
While farming practices were not initially enhanced, low-income farmers in Mexico with autonomy substantially improved two years post-intervention
Providing personalised information on predicted case outcomes to parties in ongoing cases improved court efficiency and achieved better settlements
Debit cards reduce travel distance raise trust in financial institutions, and increase account use