Isaac López Moreno Flores

Isaac López Moreno Flores


Personal profile


I'm a Mexican economist and a Ph.D. candidate in Development Policy at the University of Manchester. I enjoy doing empirical analyses and policy-oriented research. My interests are at the intersection of gender, labour and development economics. My research is usually focused on Mexico, but I have also worked in projects about Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and Madagascar. 

I specialize in the following research topics:

  • Development economics: Structural transformation.
  • Poor economics: Poverty dynamics, multi-dimensional poverty.

  • Gender economics: Female labour participation, gender gaps, gender norms.

  • Labour economics: Informality.

In my doctoral thesis I am studying the U-shaped relationship between economic development and female labour force participation developed by Claudia Goldin. My research project is under the supervision of Prof. David Fielding and Prof. Upasak Das.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth

Education/Academic qualification

Master Erasmus Mundus in Economic Development & Growth, Lund University

Award Date: 30 Jun 2020

Master Erasmus Mundus in Economic Development & Growth, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Award Date: 30 Jun 2019

BSc in Economics, Universidad de Guadalajara

Award Date: 31 Dec 2016

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Global Development Institute


  • Economic Development
  • Female labor participation
  • Structural Transformation
  • Poverty dynamics