MEXICO CITY — Carlos Heredia is a researcher at the Center for Economic Research in Mexico City (Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, CIDE). An economist and an expert on international issues, Carlos Heredia has over 30 years of professional experience in the political economy of public issues in Mexico. He is truly a North American citizen – born and raised in Mexico where he currently teaches, he did his graduate work at McGill University in Montréal and has been part of the Washington DC transnational scene. He served as a Member of Mexico’s 57th Congress. In recent years he has been working on an international network to strengthen job creation through the social economy and social entrepreneurship. A frequent commentator in Mexican, U.S., and Canadian media, he has fostered international dialogue on issues such as trade, development, and regional integration; migration, human mobility, and labor markets; and enjoys facilitating intercultural communication.