Hector Lopez

Hector Lopez, Principal

Hector Lopez
Cramton Associates LLC
6418 Dahlonega Rd
Bethesda MD 20816
+1 301 204 3909

Hector Lopez is a Principal of Cramton Associates LLC and a doctoral candidate at the Economics Department of the University of Maryland. His research focuses on market design. He has developed a model in which several matching markets can be analyzed simultaneously as a single matching market with constraints. He has shown that strategy-proofness is possible in a two-sided matching setting in settings where an opportunity cost condition is satisfied. He has also developed a practical implementation of a Pigouvian tax to address traffic congestion. He was the 2014 winner of the Best Paper in Economics competition at the University of Maryland. He received a B.A. in economics in 2007 and a Master’s in economic theory from ITAM in 2009.

Academic Positions (last five years)

Teaching Assistant, University of Maryland, 2011 – 2014.

Research Assistant, University of Maryland, 2013.


Ph.D. Candidate in Economics, University of Maryland (expected graduation 2016).

M.A. in Economic Theory, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, 2009.

B.A. in Economics (Honors), Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, 2007.

Courses Taught

Methods and Tools of Economic Analysis. Undergraduate course.

Research Interests

Market Design, Microeconomic theory and Experimental Economics.

Honors (last five years)

2014                       Best 3rd Year Paper in Economics, University of Maryland.

2014                       Summer Research Fellowship, University of Maryland.

2011 – 2016         Graduate Fellowship, University of Maryland.

2011 – 2016         PhD Fellowship, Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología.