CIDE: Romero Tellaeche, also plagiarized text of Nobel Prize in Economics

A new plagiarism committed by the general director of the Center for Economic Research and Teaching (CIDE), Jose Antonio Romero Tellaeche, has been documented by the economist Mauricio Romero. Dr. Romero Tellaeche takes at least three paragraphs from the Indian economist Amartya Sen, who is Nobel Prize for Economy 1998.

Mauricio Romero, economist and professor at the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM) has denounced and put evidence through his Twitter account, the evidence that the controversial director of the CIDE took, again without quotation marks or giving punctual credit in the quote, complete paragraphs of the article “Is Nationalism a Boon or a Curse ?”, published in 2008 by Amartya Sen in the “Economic and Political Weekly, EPW”, and that Romero Tellaeche reproduced in “The inheritance of the neoliberal experiment” that he published in 2020 in “El Trimestre Economico”, a magazine published by the Fund of Economic Culture.

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“He who plagiarizes rarely does it only once. An article by Romero Tellaeche from 2020( has several parts that are crude translations of an article by Amartya Sen from 2008( (cc @andrews_cath @pardoguerra @CIDE_MX @maudussauge)”, Mauricio Romero wrote on his Twitter account.

There, he includes evidence of his sayings with punctual underlining of the articles by the Nobel Prize in Economics and by the director of CIDE. In which it is verified that Romero Tellaeche does not give specific credits before the citations, and the only thing he does is cite Sen’s article in the bibliographical references.

In his text Amartya Sen points out that it would be a mistake to see nationalism as an absolute evil or as a universal virtue, “it can be both a blessing and a curse, depending on the circumstances, two sides of the same coin”, while Romero Tellaeche takes up fragments and ideas from Sen for his text in which he recounts what he calls “the ideological and economic heritage of the dominance of neoliberalism in Mexico after 36 years.”

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The professor and researcher at CIDE, catherine andrews, whom Mauricio Romero adored, points out: “As examples, in this case he does cite Sen at the end of the last plagiarism, but not the correct page, since he cites p. 42, when he actually refers to p. 41. But even here, he doesn’t put quotation marks around quotes from him.”

The cideíta adds: “But you have to admire his cheeky attitude, at the end of the day. Plagiarizing Sen – a Nobel laureate and sacred cow – is a sign that you think no one is going to question you.”

For his part, sociologist Juan Pablo Pardo-Guerra, whom Mauricio Romero also loves, replies: “You have to be quite cheeky and shameless to do what Romero did. There is no surprise there,” says the assistant director of Latin American Studies at UCSD.

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CIDE: Romero Tellaeche, also plagiarized text of Nobel Prize in Economics