Mr. Venegas holds Postdoctoral degrees in Finance at Oxford University, Ph.D. in Mathematics at Washington State University, MA in Economics from the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico, MS in Mathematics, MS in Operational Research, and BS in Mathematics from UNAM. In addition, he has postgraduate studies in physics.
Dr. Vengas has been a full-time-researcher at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Universidad Panamericana, Washington State University, Center for Economic Research and Teaching, Oxford University, and Tecnológico de Monterrey. In addition, he has been a professor at Colegio de Mexico, Universidad Anahuac, Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Universidad Chapultepec, and National Polytechnic Institute. He has directed more than 60 undergraduate thesis, masters and doctorates.
He has been a financial advisor to the Treasurer of Mexico City, to the Federal Deputy of Development Programs, and to the Secretary of Energy. In the Private Sector, he was the Research Director at the Mexican Derivatives Market.
Research and Publications
He has published over 80 articles in national and international research journals, among which are The Brazilian Journal of Probability, Journal of the Inter-American Statistical Institute, Contributions to Probability and Mathematical Statistics, Recent Advances in Bayesian Statistics and Econometrics, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, International Journal of Theoretical and Applied Finance, Journal of Economic Modelling, Journal of World Economic Review, and Journal of Development Economics, among others. Furthermore, he has participated as a speaker at over 40 national and international conferences.
Member of the National System of Researchers Level III, regular member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences, first place winner of the National Economic Research Award Maestro Jesus Silva Herzog 2002 awarded by the Institute of Economic Research of UNAM, first place winner of the National Derivatives MexDer 2003 (research) and second place in 2004, recipient of CONACyT Repatriation Program, member of several Doctoral Cloisters at UNAM, member of various committees.
Finally, during his vast career he has belonged to various associations such as American Mathematical Society, Econometric Society, Latin America and Caribbean Economic Association, Mexican Mathematical Society, and National College of Economists.