Winston Churchill once said that the best argument against democracy is
a five-minute conversation with the average voter. It is up to us
to prove that statement wrong. To do this, you need to have “the
three Be’s”: be willing, be informed and be proactive.
I have no doubt that you have these capabilities. The question
is whether you want to put them into practice. Are you up to the
This website seeks to establish contact with students, researchers
and leaders who share an interest in the design and implementation
of public policies.
My name is Salvador Espinosa. I am an Assistant Professor at the
School of Public Affairs at San Diego State University (http://www-rohan.sdsu.edu/~spaus/)
where I teach courses on government finances and public financial
My research agenda currently includes two timely topics. The first
project is The Fiscal Architecture of Modern Mexico. The goal is
to analyze the fiscal system of Mexico and the incentives that it
creates in state and municipal governments.
The second project focuses on issues of competitiveness and regional
development in the Mexico-US border (Trans-border Institutions and
I am also the founder of Ingeniería Gubernamental, a consulting
firm with headquarters in Mexico City that specializes in government
finances and regional development (www.igconsulting.com.mx).
May, 2011. Dr. Espinosa receives the 2011 President's Leadership Fund Award at San Diego State University for his work on regulatory harmonization and border infrastructure development.
April, 2011. FORTHCOMING ARTICLE: "Money Sticks Where it Hits...But all the time? will appear in the Journal of Latin American Policy.
December, 2011. Presented the highlights of the paper entitled Binational Bonds to Finance Strategic Border Infrastructure in the U.S-Mexico Region: Is There a Case for Regulatory Harmonization? at the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis (Indiana University-Bloomington).
October, 2010. NEW BOOK CHAPTER: Espinosa, Salvador (2010) "Decentralization, Budgets and the Challenge of Intergovernmental Coordination: Lessons from Mexico" in Menifield, Charles (ed.), "Public Budgeting around the Globe", Jones and Bartlett Publishers).
Updated: december, 2010