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Luis J. Castro was previously Deputy General Director of Mexico-USA Border Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where his main responsibility was on binational issues along the border on infrastructure, trans-border water, energy and environmental negotiations at federal and local levels. He is the President of the Municipal and Urbanistic Engineering Commission, Academy of Engineering since 2014. During his 40-year career, he has participated in many domestic and international organizations in programs and policy areas related to economic and social development, infrastructure, population, internal and international migration and urbanization, always combining both qualitative and quantitative approaches.
Dr. Castro was the first Mexican research scholar at IIASA, where he worked on internal migration and multiregional population modeling research in IIASA member countries and Mexico (1977-1982). From 1982-1988, he served as a Population Affairs Officer in the Department of International Economic and Social Affairs at the United Nations Headquarters, New York, where he focused on population, urbanization, migration, and development. He also worked on impact evaluation of urban programs/projects in different developing countries for the UN Habitat Agency for Human Settlements in Nairobi, Kenya (1988-1992).
In Mexico, Dr. Castro has served as Technical Secretary of 455 higher technological education institutes and universities (ECEST) at the National Ministry of Education; Principal Research Coordinator at the Housing Institute of Mexico City; Deputy Director-General, National Housing Council; founder and general director of a consulting firm specialized on state and municipal urban systems; research scholar with both El Colegio de México and at the Engineering Institute of the National University of Mexico (UNAM); and General Director of Urban Development at the Ministry of Social Development in charge of a very successful federal program named “100 Cities Program” dealing with land use, public transportation, environmental aspects and urban planning in most strategic cities in Mexico. He is coauthor and publisher of more than 40 papers and books on migration, population growth, urban sustainability and national public policies on urban development.
Last update: 03-FEB-2016
Castro LJ & Rogers A (1984). What the Age Composition of Migrants can Tell Us. IIASA Research Report (Reprint). IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: RR-84-003. Reprinted from Population Bulletin of the United Nations 1983, No. 15, pp.63-79 
Rogers A & Castro LJ (1983). Regional Migration Differentials in IIASA Nations. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-83-040
Castro LJ & Rogers A (1983). Patterns of Family Migration: Two Methodological Approaches. Environment and Planning A 15 (2): 237-254. DOI:10.1068/a150237.
Castro LJ & Rogers A (1983). Patterns of Family Migration: Two Methodological Approaches. IIASA Research Report (Reprint). IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: RR-83-008. Reprinted from Environment and Planning A, 15(2):237-254 
Castro LJ & Rogers A (1981). Model Migration Schedules: A Simplified Formulation and an Alternative Parameter Estimation Method. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-81-063
Castro LJ & Rogers A (1981). Status-Specific Age Patterns of Migration: Family Status. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-81-060
Rogers A & Castro LJ (1981). 638 Model Migration Schedules: A Technical Appendix. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-81-023
Rogers A & Castro LJ (1981). Model schedules in Multistate Demographic Analysis: The Case of Migration. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-81-022
Rogers A & Castro LJ (1979). Migration Age Patterns: II. Cause-Specific Profiles. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-79-065
Colosio D, Castro LJ, & Rogers A (1978). Migration, Urbanization and Development: A Case Study of Mexico. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-78-027
Rogers A & Castro LJ (1976). Model Multiregional Life Tables and Stable Populations. IIASA Research Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: RR-76-009
Rogers A & Castro LJ (1976). Model Multiregional Life Tables and Stable Populations. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-76-010
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