Carlos Heredia is a researcher at the Center for Economic Research in Mexico City (Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, CIDE) and has been a resident fellow at the Center for Inter-American Studies and Projects of the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (Instituto Tecnólogico Autónomo de México, ITAM) in Mexico City. He is an economist and a former member of the Chamber of Deputies in Mexico’s 57th Congress. Heredia has worked for over 25 years with Mexican, U.S., and Canadian development NGOs on various issues related to international trade, banking, and immigration. He has taught at both ITAM and Tec de Monterrey, writes a weekly column for the Tampico edition of Milenio, as well as for the Mexico City daily El Centro, and is a frequent commentator in the Mexican media.