Raúl A. Castro Corona

Research Economist

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I am an Economist at the Research Department of the Mexican central bank, Banco de México . I recently completed my Master’s degree at the MIT’s Department of Economics . Previously, I completed my undergraduate studies in Economics and Political Science at ITAM.

I am interested in combining economic theory, econometrics, data analysis techniques, and computational methods to inform economic policies and design political institutions conducive to welfare gains. Also, I’m increasingly interested in the applications of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to natural language processing (NLP) and causal inference.

Please note that the views or statements herein do not necessarily reflect those of Banco de México or any of my affiliations.

Feel free to contact me! rcastroc@mit.edu

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  • Political Economy
  • Economic Development
  • International Trade
  • Spatial Economics
  • Monetary Economics
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Causal Inference


  • MASc in Data, Economics and Development Policy, 2021

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

  • BSc in Economics, 2018

    Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)

  • BSc in Political Science, (pending thesis)

    Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)