Carlos Mendez

Carlos Mendez

Associate Professor of Development Economics

Nagoya University, JAPAN

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, Japan. My research interests focus on the integration of development economics, spatial data science, and econometrics to understand and inform the process of sustainable development across subnational regions and countries. My current research deals with (1) geospatial inequality and 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
  • Spatial Big Data Analytics
Education
  • PhD in International Development, 2015

    Nagoya University

  • MA in International Development, 2012

    Nagoya University

  • Lic in Commercial Engineering, 2008

    Bolivian Catholic University

QuaRCS-lab Japan

In the QuaRCS-lab, we conduct research on quantitative regional and computational science. We exploit the integration of development economics, spatial data science, and applied econometrics to understand and inform the process of sustainable development across subnational regions and countries.


When the sun goes down and the lights turn on, there’s still a lot to explore. Let’s explore regional development dynamics from outer space:



What is the relationship between nighttime lights, population, and GDP across space and time?



What can you discover? How is the world changing? Where is development happening? To contextualize these questions, below you will find an overview of recent advances in the exciting field of regional/geospatial development.
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Other Publications

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(2022). Schooling Ain’t Learning in Europe: A Club Convergence Perspective. Comparative Economic Studies.

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(2022). Social and economic convergence across districts in Indonesia: A spatial econometric approach. Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies.

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(2022). Regional convergence and spatial dependence in Thailand: Global and local assessments. Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy.

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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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(2021). Regional income disparities and convergence clubs in Indonesia: New district-level evidence. Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy.

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(2020). Promoting both Industrial Development and Regional Convergence: Towards a Regionally Inclusive Industrial Policy. In Otsubo S. and Otchia C. (Ed.), Designing Integrated Industrial Policies for Inclusive Development in Africa and Asia.

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Recent & Upcoming Presentations

Productivity Differences and Convergence Clubs in Latin America
The 2020 Bolivian Conference of Development Economics
Productivity Differences and Convergence Clubs in Latin America

Students and alumni

Doctoral students

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Aginta Harry (Indonesia)

PhD student 2020-2023

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Chen Yilin (China)

PhD student 2022-2025

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Kpoviessi Othniel (Benin)

PhD student 2021-2024

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Theara Khoun (Cambodia)

PhD student 2022-2025

Doctoral students (sub advisor)

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Minh Thu (Vietnam)

PhD student 2022-2025

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Wenxuan Yang (China)

PhD student 2020-2024

Master students

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He Yuxing (China)

Research student 2020-2021

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Hua Zhenxiong (China)

Master student 2021-2022

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Li Jiaqi (China)

Master student 2021-2022

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Pei Yiruo (China)

Master student 2022-2023

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Salamanca Sayuri (Colombia)

Master student 2022-2023

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Tunyathip Saengsuwan(Thailand)

Master student 2022-2023

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Utami Balqis (Indonesia)

Master student 2021-2022

Alumni master graduates

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Chung Trinh Thi (Vietnam)

Master in International Development 2022

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Kimura Yuka (Japan)

Master in International Development 2022

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Miranti Cani (Indonesia)

Master in International Development 2021

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Santos-Marquez Felipe (Colombia)

Master in International Development 2021

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SookYan Siew (Malaysia)

Master in International Development 2022

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