This profile was current as of 2015, when he was part of the on-campus Kellogg community.
Fausto Hernández Trillo (PhD, The Ohio State University), professor of economics at Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) in Mexico, is a Kellogg visiting fellow for the 2014-15 academic year. With interests in public and international finance, his research focuses on exchange rates, public debt management, credit ratings, finance of subnational governments, and tax reform.
At Kellogg, Hernández is studying how the fiscal decentralization process in Mexico has impacted poverty at the municipal level. He will analyze the effectiveness of the Social Infrastructure Fund (SIF), which disburses federal resources to state and local governments based on a poverty formula but whose impact has not previously been evaluated.
Hernández's research has appeared in the Journal of Empirical Finance, Journal of Development Economics, Review of Development Economics,World Development, Economía, and the Journal of Applied Economics, among others. He is currently the editor of El Trimestre Economico, the field's oldest academic journal in the Spanish-speaking world.
Previously dean of the Economics Division at CIDE, Hernández has taught at the University of Chicago, The Ohio State University, the University of Texas at Austin, and Purdue University. He has served as research economist at the Mexican Stock Exchange, assistant general director of budget for the Mexican federal government, and as a consultant for the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the Interamerican Development Bank, and the governments of Mexico and Guatemala.