Erick José Limas Maldonado

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International Research Training Group "Between Spaces"

Movements, Actors and Representations of Globalisation

PhD Candidate

Field of Activity

Project: "Monetary policy coordination: The case of MERCOSUR"

Address Boltzmannstr. 4
14195 Berlin



2014 – 2015. Associated Student, Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, (“Institute of Nuclear Sciences, National Autonomous University of Mexico”), working under supervision of Dr. Irving Morales on project “Measurement of entropy in a computational model for the analysis of political transitions”.

2015. Diploma in Theology, Pontifical University of Mexico.

2008 – 2013. Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (“National Autonomous University of Mexico”).

2009 – 2011. Masters Degree in Political Science, El Colegio de México (“The College of Mexico”).

2006 – 2008. Masters Degree in Economics, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (“Center for Research and Teaching in Economics”), Mexico.

2005. Associated Student, Libera Università di Bolzano, Bolzano, Italy, working under supervision of Dr. Juan Gabriel Brida on project “Multiregime dynamics in Economics”.

2001 – 2005. Bachelor Degree in Economics, Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez (“Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez”), Mexico.





2013 - 2014. Fiscal Policy Director, Mexico City Finance Secretariat. Mexico City,

2012 - 2013. Advisor to the Comptroller at the Instituto Politécnico Nacional (“National Polytechnic Institute”). Mexico City.

2011 – 2012. External Consultant, Economic Analysis for Company Planning, ECANAL. Mexico City.

2011 – 2012. Professor of undergraduate calculus and algebra, Economics Department, Universidad Iberoamericana (“Iberian-American University”). Mexico City.



Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Barbara Fritz (FU Berlin)

One of the most striking phenomena in the international arena is the transformation of the geography of money (i.e. the global currency space), which is characterized by complex networks of political and commercial relationships between nations. Geography of money reflects the distribution of political and economic power, which results in an asymmetrical use of different currencies, explaining why Latin American countries are unable to borrow from abroad in their own currencies.           

         This fact is not only relevant because of its economic implications but also because it is strongly related to national sovereignty and political stability.  Thus, if we want to understand the opportunities and challenges that monetary coordination offers to South America, we must consider that this coordination would come as result of complex interactions between space and movement across their borders.   

        Therefore, this work proposes a multidisciplinary approach, with a particular focus on the intersection between political and economic spaces in the South American region. The issue of regional monetary coordination is of particular relevance in South America, where countries are characterized by high levels of original sin (the inability of a country to borrow abroad in its own currency) and are experiencing processes of political and economical integration which may eventually lead to the coordination of the monetary policy of MERCOSUR and UNASUR's members.                                          Thus, this research aims to contribute to the discussion through the use of diverse techniques to analyze the conditions behind a successful monetary policy coordination among South American countries and also to evaluate the likelihood of such possibility.



Brida, Juan Gabriel, and Erick José Limas Maldonado. "Closed Form Solutions to a Generalization of the Solow Growth Model." Applied Mathematical Sciences 1.40 (2007): 1,991-2,000. Print.


Limas Maldonado, Erick José. "Coordinación de la política monetaria entre dos bancos centrales". Economía: Teoría y Práctica, Forthcoming. Print.


Limas Maldonado, Erick José. La transición política como un sistema adaptable complejo. Bogota, Colombia: Universidad del Rosario, Colombia, Forthcoming. Print.


Limas Maldonado, Erick José, and Claudia Piña Navarro. "México y la situación de los derechos humanos" in: Günther Maihold (ed.) México: economía, sociedad y política. Wiesbaden, Germany: VS-Verlag, Forthcoming (in German only). Page numbers to be determined after final translation. Print