Marco Antonio Fernández is a research professor in the School of Government at Tec de Monterrey and a research associate at Mexico Evalúa. He specializes in political economy, particularly on education policy, decentralization, clientelism, transparency, corruption, and the challenges of good governance. He received his B.A. in Political Science at ITAM, Mexico. He has a M.A. and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Duke University. He was a fellow at the Center for U.S. – Mexican Studies from 2010 to 2011. He has worked as a consultant for different international organizations, including the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the OECD, and the Economic Social Council from United Nations. He has worked as an adviser to the Mexican Congress and Senate, as well as senior adviser to the Office of the President and to the Education Minister in Mexico.