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Hector Cardenas


Hector Cardenas


Hector Cardenas holds Ph.D. and M.P.P. degrees from the Goldman School of Public Policy as well as an M.P.A. degree from France's École Nationale d'Administration. He specializes in regulatory policy, service delivery, information technology strategy, operations management and Big Data analytics. He is the President and CEO of The Ergo Group, a public policy and information technology strategy consulting firm. Over the past 19 years he has led the firm's consulting projects for government agencies in the U.S., México, Canada and Singapore, as well as for the World Bank Group and Interamerican Development Bank. These projects have been focused on regulatory reform, criminal justice reform, consular operations, strategic planning and process improvement. His passion is helping governments to best use data driven decision-making and IT to improve operations and outcomes of public policies and government programs. He teaches a spring semester course on U.S. - Mexico binational policy and leads one of the Advanced Policy Analysis and two Capstone Analytic Project sections for the MPP and MPA degrees respectively. He is also a visiting lecturer at Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) in Mexico City and a member of Mexico's Foreign Relations Council (Comexi).

Areas of Expertise

  • Public Management
  • Program Evaluation
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • International
  • Foreign Policy
  • Public Sector Operations
  • Data Driven Decision Making
  • Information Technology Strategy
  • US-Mexico Binational Policy
  • Regulatory Reform
  • Criminal Justice Reform

Last updated on 09/04/2018