Mauricio Romero is an assistant professor of economics at Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM).
He was born and raised in Colombia, where he earned a B.A. in economics (summa cum laude) and a B.A. in mathematics (cum laude) from Universidad de los Andes. He did a Ph.D. in economics at the University of California, San Diego.
His work focuses on the bottlenecks that impede high-quality government provision of education, health care, and environmental protection. In conjunction with his empirical research agenda, he works on methodological issues in applied econometrics and statistics.