Sergio Lopez-Ayllon
Sergio Lopez-Ayllon
Director - General

Since its founding in 1974, the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE) has gained a national and international reputation as one of Mexico’s leading public policy think tanks, known for its balance of scientific rigor and social relevance. It has long been a leader in research studies related to transparency and accountability in Latin America.


In 2011, CIDE launched its master’s program in journalism, with a focus on theory, practice, and the use of new technologies. CIDE’s goal is to equip a new generation of investigative journalists with the tools they need to serve the public interest. In particular, CIDE promotes data-driven journalism, teaching students how to use and analyze data to create a compelling narrative.


Additionally, CIDE’s open data blog provides the mainstream media access to government data that has been collected, analyzed, and presented visually, thus maximizing its distribution and impact.

Latin America