Alice Krozer

Alice Krozer es profesora-investigadora del Centro de Estudios Sociológicos en El Colegio de México, con doctorado en Estudios de Desarrollo por la Universidad de Cambridge. Cuenta con una maestría en Desarrollo Internacional y otra en Administración Internacional por la London School of Economics y la Copenhagen Business School, así como licenciatura en Economía Internacional por esa última. Ha sido investigadora visitante en la Universidad de Stanford, la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile y en la CEPAL. Sus intereses de investigación incluyen el estudio de las élites y el privilegio, discriminación y racismo, y las percepciones de la desigualdad.


Publicaciones (seleccion)

2020 (con Castañeda, D.). Life on the Edge: elites, wealth, and inequality in Sonora 1871-1910. Working Paper IV – 2020, Centro de Estudios Económicos..

2020 (con Aparicio, R.). Regimen de Bienestar: Hacia un México inclusivo y equitativo. Policy paper commissioned by Fundación Friedrich Ebert México.

2020. Seeing Inequality? Relative Affluence and Elite Perceptions in Mexico. Occasional Series Paper 8 UNRISD, Mayo 2020; Ginebra.$file/OI-OP-8---Krozer_Overcoming%20Inequalities.pdf

2020 (con Campos-Vazquez, R., Ramírez, A., de la Torre, R. and Vélez, R. (2020). Perceptions of Inequality and Social Mobility. Research Paper No. 124, Agence Française de Développement (también como WP del CEEY:

2020 (con Garry, G y Moreno-Brid, J.C. (2020). Minimum Wages and Inequality in Mexico: An Example (Not) to Follow. En P.B. Anand et al. (eds.) 2020, Oxford Handbook of Emerging Economies.

2019 (con Solís, P., Arroyo, C. y Güémez, B). Discriminación étnico-racial en México: una taxonomía de las prácticas. En J. Zepeda y T. González (eds.) La métrica de lo intangible: del concepto a la medición de la discriminación. México: Conapred.

2016 (con Moreno-Brid, J.C. y Garry, S.). Minimum wages and inequality in Mexico: A Latin American perspective. Economía Mundial, Nr. 43 Octubre 2016, pp. 113-130.

2016. Where Do We Draw the Line? Suggesting A Threshold for Extreme Inequality. New School Economic Review, Vol. 8 March 2016: 89-114.

2016. For Richer... Or Poorer? The Capture of Growth and Politics in the Emerging Economies. Oxfam BRICSAM.


2015. The Inequality We Want: How Much is Too Much?. Journal for International Commerce, Economics and Policy vol.6 nr. 3 (también publicado como WIDER Working Paper 2015-015 y LIS Working Paper 069).

2015 (con J.C. Moreno-Brid y J.C. Rubio Badan). Inequality and minimum wage policy: Not even talking, much less walking in Mexico. Investigación Económica vol. LXXIV, nr. 293: 3-26.

2014 (con J.C. Moreno-Brid). Inequality in Mexico. World Economics Association, Vol. 4(5): 4.

2013 (con R. Lo Vuolo). A Regional Citizen's Income to Reduce Poverty in Central America. En R. Lo Vuolo (ed.) Citizen’s Income and Welfare regimes in Latin America, Palgrave.

2010. A Regional Basic Income – Towards the Eradication of Extreme Poverty in Central America. United Nations, 2010; Ciudad de México.


Proyecto de investigación como fellow del CALAS

Titulo: Desigualdad de la riqueza y reproducción de las élites en el México prerrevolucionario

Resumen: In this project we propose to take a closer look at the co-development of inequality and the political economy of the influential Northern Mexican states at the brink of the Mexican Revolution in the beginning of the 20th Century. Increasing our knowledge about this little understood relation can provide us with useful insights to gauge scenarios for current times. Considering the scarcity of ‘classical’ empirical data for inequality research in the form of, e.g. income (not to mention wealth) surveys or administrative data on the interpersonal level for this key period, our proposed project’s contribution lies in the reconstruction of the distribution of wealth employing the study of wills and testaments for the years leading up to the onset of the Revolution in 1910. As such, we aim to investigate the relationship between the rapid industrialisation/modernisation process that ensued in northern Mexico during the late 19th and early 20th century and the country’s wealth distribution, and what we can ‘learn’ from this historic experience for current inequality trends. Extending the analysis of inequality trends to the long-run, moreover, allows us to filter out more recent short-term spikes/changes in the distribution caused by methodological issues of sensitive data in Latin America, where reliance on household surveys remains the main input for inequality research. Our project moreover wishes to engage with and contribute to the ongoing discussion about the role of economic and political elites in inequality dynamics and their reproduction over time. This means that, while our proposal covers both aspects (of wealth inequality measurement and elite reproduction) of the CALAS call for projects, we find it most fitting within the first category of measuring the state of inequality, as we aim to shed light on the distribution of wealth and its dynamics over time for society at large, quantifying the value of people’s and estates’ assets (including land, gold, donkeys, household ware, company shares and financial securities alike), and show how particularly the top of the political and economic spheres are interlinked and respond to developments in the realm of their respective other.