Victor Lopez Villafane is the director of the Center for North American Studies, Technology Institute of Monterrey, Mexico. He is also a member of the Board of the North American Forum on Integration (NAFI). Villafane has been a visiting scholar in various institutions and universities across North America and the Asia-Pacific region. He received a Ph.D. in economics from the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Villafane has authored eight books and has contributed to several journals.