Carlos Mendez

Carlos Mendez

Associate Professor of Development Economics

Nagoya University

About me

After studying Commercial Engineering in Bolivia and Chile, I worked as a consultant for Pro-Mujer International, The World Bank, DANIDA, and JICA. I have a M.A. and a Ph.D. in International Development from Nagoya University. My research interests focus on the integration of econometrics, spatial data science, and machine learning methods to understand and inform the process of development of countries, regions, and industries. My current research deals with (1) the quantitative geography of development; (2) regional economic growth and convergence; (3) regional labor markets outcomes and macroeconomic shocks; and (4) structural change and productivity dynamics.

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Interests
  • Regional Development
  • Macroeconomics
  • Spatial Econometrics
  • Machine Learning
Education
  • PhD in International Development, 2015

    Nagoya University

  • MA in International Development, 2012

    Nagoya University

  • Lic in Commercial Engineering, 2008

    Bolivian Catholic University

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(2021). Sectoral productivity convergence, input-output structure, and network communities in Japan. Structural Change and Economic Dynamics.

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(2021). Provincial income convergence clubs in Indonesia: Identification and conditioning factors. Growth and Change.

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(2021). Regional Economic Growth Convergence and Spatial Growth Spillovers at Times of COVID-19 Pandemic in Indonesia. In Resosudarmo B. et al. (Ed.), Regional Perspectives of Covid-19 in Indonesia.

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Students and alumni

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Harry Aginta (Indonesia)

PhD student 2020-2023

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Kpoviessi Othniel (Benin)

PhD student 2021-2024

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YANG Wenxuan (China)

Doctoral student 2020-2023

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Yilin Chen (China)

PhD research student 2021-2022

Master students

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Balqis Reigita Utami (Indonesia)

Master student 2021-2023

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Hua Zhenxiong (China)

Master student 2021-2023

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Jiaqi Li (China)

Master student 2021-2023

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Kimura Yuka (Japan)

Master student 2020-2022

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Siew SookYan (Malaysia)

Master student 2020-2022

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Trinh Thi Chung (Vietnam)

Master student 2020-2022

Alumni master graduates

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Miranti Cani (Indonesia)

Master in International Development 2021

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Santos Felipe (Colombia)

Master in International Development 2021

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