Dr. Carlos Muñoz Piña


Economic-environmental research, in particular the design of economic instruments

Carlos Muñoz Piña has nearly 20 years of experience working on environmental, resource, and energy issues, mostly centered on economic research and policy design.
He studied economics at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) in Mexico City, and has graduate studies in Environmental and Resource Economics at the University College London and the University of California at Berkeley His career has crossed both government and private policy research institutions. Among them, Mexico’s Instituto Nacional de Ecología y Cambio Climático (INECC) in the Ministry of the Environment -where his team designed the Payment for Environmental Services program, and the Centro Mario Molina for Sustainability -working on the design of Mexico’s carbon tax and Clean Energy Certificate, plus the economics departments of the Universidad Iberoamericana and ITAM. Over the years Dr. Muñoz has served as advisor and board member for development banks, NGOs and international organizations, especially in energy and sustainability issues. From 2014 to 2018, Dr. Muñoz Piña was Director General for Revenue Policy at the Undersecretariat for Revenues in Mexico’s Ministry of Finance, working, among other things, on taxation and pricing issues related to Mexico’s Energy Reform. In 2019 he was appointed as Director for Research and Data Integrity at the World Resources Institute.