The Center for Studies on Well-Being started activities in the summer of 2002. It is made up of an excellent work team. Meet them!
José de Jesús García
José de Jesús García received his undergraduate degree in Public Accounting and his Master’s in Business Administration from the Autonomous University of Tamaulipas (Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas). After being devoted to teaching and research for several years, he started and completed his doctoral studies in Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M University. His main areas of interest are applied macroeconomics, subjective well-being, quality of life, and well-being indicators.
At present, he is a full professor in the Department of Economics at the Universidad de Monterrey and he is the head of the Center for Studies on Well-Being at the same university.
Alejandro Tapia received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from the Universidad del Valle de México (Mexico Valley University). He did a Master’s in Clinical Psychology at the School of Psychology at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (National Autonomous University of Mexico) where he also got his doctoral degree in Psychology, with a dissertation on the psychological meaning of religion in the different Religious Associations.
At present, he is a full professor at the Universidad de Monterrey and a level 1 member of Mexico’s National System of Researchers. His main interests concern religiosity, well-being and the processes of change.
Nicole Fuentes got her undergraduate degree in Economics from the Universidad de las Américas-Puebla (University of the Americas Puebla) and she holds a Master’s Degree in Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences, which she received from the University of Columbia, in New York City. Her research work has revolved around the study of the relationship between economic welfare, psychological well-being and happiness in Mexico.
At present, she is an assistant professor in the Department of Economics at the Universidad de Monterrey.
Additionally, the Center for Studies on Well-Being receives support from national and international advisors who participate in specific projects.