Alejandro Hope is Project Director for the ‘Less Crime, Less Punishment’ project or MC2, ‘Menos Crimen, Menos Castigo’. The project is a joint public safety initiative between the Instituto Mexicano para la Competividad (IMCO) and México Evalúa. Prior to his current position, he held various management positions at the Centro de Investigación y Seguridad Nacional (CISEN) between 2008 and 2011. Between 2001 and 2008, he worked as a consulting partner at GEA Group of Economists and Associates, a consulting firm specializing in economic and political analysis. From 1998 to 2000, he served as chief of staff for Senator Adolfo Aguilar Zinser and assisted in the transition team of then President-elect Vicente Fox. Between 1994 and 1996, he held various advisory positions the National Bank of Public Works and Services and the Department of Energy. Hope holds a degree in political science from the University of Pennsylvania in the United States and doctoral studies in the same subject from the Princeton University. He has been an occasional contributor to various national media outlets such as Milenio Diario, El Economista and the magazine Nexos.