MEXICO CITY — He received his Ph.D. and M. Phil. in Political Science from the University of Oxford, United Kingdom, in 1994. From 1991 until 1995, he was professor and researcher at Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE), Mexico. From 1995 until May 2004 Mr. Elizondo was appointed President of CIDE. From May 2004 to November 2006 was Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Mexico to the OECD, in Paris. In December 2006 he returned to CIDE as an academic and researcher. Since July 2001, he is national researcher of the Mexican National System of Researchers (SNI).
He writes an op. ed. article weekly at Excelsior, has weekly appearances in radio programs on political issues, and has hosted several television programs on political debate. He is the author of several books, with the two most recent being Con dinero y sin dinero… Nuestro ineficaz, precario e injusto equilibrio fiscal was published in 2012 and Por eso estamos como estamos: la economía política de un crecimiento mediocre, published in 2011, both by Random House Mexico. He has published several articles both in national and international arbitraged journals.
His main lines of research include political economics, comparative politics, fiscal reform from a political perspective, Mexican politics and Mexican political economics.