Updated on 2021/03/22

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MENDEZ Carlos
 
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Graduate School of International Development Associate professor
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Associate professor
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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.
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Degree 3

  1. PhD in International Development ( 2015.3   Nagoya University ) 

  2. MA in International Development ( 2012.3   Nagoya University ) 

  3. Comercial Engineering ( 2008.5   Bolivian Catholic University ) 

Research Interests 4

  1. Regional development

  2. Spatial econometrics

  3. Data science and machine learning

  4. Development macroeconomics

Research Areas 4

  1. Humanities & Social Sciences / Economic theory  / Economic growth

  2. Humanities & Social Sciences / Economic policy  / Regional Development

  3. Humanities & Social Sciences / Economic statistics  / Applied econometrics and machine learning

  4. Humanities & Social Sciences / Area studies  / Regional economics

Current Research Project and SDGs 2

  1. Regional growth, inequality and development: The role of spatial spillovers and spatial heterogeneity

  2. Testing for distributional divergence in the pillars of global sustainable development: Integrating the insights from a new hierarchical clustering algorithm

Research History 4

  1. Kyushu University   Faculty of Arts and Science   Lecturer

    2015.10 - 2018.9

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    Country:Japan

  2. Nagoya University   Graduate School of International Development   Researcher

    2012.4 - 2015.3

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    Notes:Globalization and Development Research Project, JSPS Class-A International Joint Research Project lead by Prof. Shigeru Otsubo

  3. Inovision   JICA-OPMAC project   Researcher

    2008.10 - 2009.2

  4. Inovision   World Bank-DANIDA project   Researcher

    2007.6 - 2008.10

Education 3

  1. Nagoya University   Graduate School, Division of International Development   PhD in International Development

    2012.4 - 2015.3

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    Country: Japan

  2. Nagoya University   Graduate School, Division of International Development   Economic Development Policy and Management

    - 2012.3

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    Country: Japan

  3. Bolivian Catholic University   Department of Commercial Engineering

    - 2008.5

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    Country: Japan

Professional Memberships 6

  1. European Economic Association

  2. Japan Society for International Development

  3. American Economic Association

  4. Japan Society of Social Science on Latin America

  5. Japan Section of the Regional Science Association International

  6. Applied regional science conference

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Awards 8

  1. Emerging Scholar Award

    2017.7  

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    Award type:International academic award (Japan or overseas) 

  2. Doctoral Studies Scholarship

    2012.4  

  3. Master Studies Scholarship

    2010.4  

  4. Research Student Scholarship

    2009.4  

  5. Medal of Academic Excellence

    2008.8  

  6. University Valedictorian

    2008.8  

  7. Bolivian Representative Fellowship

    2006.12  

  8. New Millennium Leader

    2003.10  

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Papers 19

  1. Regional income disparities, distributional convergence, and spatial effects: Evidence from Indonesian regions 2010-2017 Reviewed

    MENDEZ Carlos (with Felipe Santos and Anang Gunawan)

    GeoJournal     page: Online first   2021.1

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    Language:English   Publishing type:Research paper (scientific journal)  

    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10708-021-10377-7

  2. Regional income disparities and convergence clubs in Indonesia: New district-level evidence Reviewed

    MENDEZ Carlos (with Harry Aginta and Anang Gunawan)

    Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy     page: Online first   2021.1

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    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/13547860.2020.1868107

  3. Disparities in regional productivity, capital accumulation, and efficiency across Indonesia: A club convergence approach Reviewed

    MENDEZ Carlos (with Mitsuhiko Kataoka)

    Review of Development Economics     page: Online first   2020.10

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    Authorship:Lead author   Language:English   Publishing type:Research paper (scientific journal)  

    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/rode.12726

  4. Regional convergence, spatial scale, and spatial dependence: Evidence from homicides and personal injuries in Colombia 2010-2018 Reviewed

    MENDEZ Carlos (with Felipe Santos)

    Regional Science Policy and Practice     page: Online first   2020.9

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    Language:English   Publishing type:Research paper (scientific journal)  

    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/rsp3.12356

  5. Regional convergence and spatial dependence across subnational regions of ASEAN: Evidence from satellite nighttime light data Reviewed

    MENDEZ Carlos (with Felipe Santos)

    Regional Science Policy and Practice     page: Online first   2020.8

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    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/rsp3.12335

  6. Regional efficiency convergence and efficiency clusters: Evidence from the provinces of Indonesia 1990-2010 Reviewed

    MENDEZ Carlos

    Asia-Pacific Journal of Regional Science   Vol. 4   page: 391-411   2020.1

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    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s41685-020-00144-w

  7. Labor productivity, capital accumulation, and aggregate efficiency across countries: New evidence for an old debate Reviewed

    MENDEZ Carlos

    Forum of International Development Studies   Vol. 50 ( 4 ) page: 1-19   2020.1

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    DOI: https://doi.org/10.18999/forids.50.4

  8. Lack of Global Convergence and the Formation of Multiple Welfare Clubs across Countries: An Unsupervised Machine Learning Approach Reviewed

    MENDEZ Carlos

    Economies   Vol. 7 ( 3 ) page: 1--17   2019.7

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    Authorship:Lead author   Language:English   Publishing type:Research paper (scientific journal)  

    DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/economies7030074

  9. Industrial Productivity Divergence and Input-Output Network Structures: Evidence from Japan 1973-2012 Reviewed

    MENDEZ Carlos and DOMINGUEZ Alvaro

    Economies   Vol. 7 ( 2 ) page: 1--14   2019.5

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    DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/economies7020052

  10. A Comparison of TFP Estimates via Distribution Dynamics: Evidence from Light Manufacturing Firms in Brazil Reviewed

    MENDEZ Carlos and Gonzales Erick

    Empirical Economics Letters   Vol. 18 ( 3 ) page: 293-301   2019.3

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  11. Beta, Sigma and Distributional Convergence in Human Development? Evidence from the Metropolitan Regions of Bolivia. Reviewed

    Mendez Carlos

    Latin American Journal of Economic Development   Vol. 30   page: 88-117   2018.12

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  12. On the Distribution Dynamics of Human Development: Evidence from the Metropolitan Regions of Bolivia Reviewed

    MENDEZ Carlos

    Economics Bulletin   Vol. 38 ( 4 ) page: 2467-2475   2018.11

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  13. Increasing Productivity Dispersion: Evidence from Light Manufacturing in Brazil

    Mendez Carlos and Erick Gonzales

    MPRA Working Paper     page: No. 88478   2018.8

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  14. A Comparison of TFP Estimates via Distribution Dynamics: Evidence from Light Manufacturing Firms in Brazil

    Mendez Carlos and Erick Gonzales

    MPRA Working Paper     page: No. 87723   2018.7

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  15. Labor Productivity, Capital Accumulation, and Aggregate Efficiency across Countries: Some Stylized Facts

    Mendez Carlos

    MPRA Working Paper     page: No. 82461   2017.11

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  16. Heterogeneous Growth and Regional (Di)Convergence in Bolivia: A Distribution Dynamics Approach.

    Mendez Carlos

    Coyuntural Economics   Vol. 2 ( 3 ) page: 81-108   2017.11

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  17. The World Productivity Distribution: Convergence and Divergence Patterns in the Postwar Era Reviewed

    Mendez Carlos

    Latin American Journal of Economic Development   Vol. 2 ( Nov ) page: 79-90   2015.11

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  18. Divergent and Unequal Development in Latin America: Causes and Policy Challenges

    Mendez Carlos

    In Shigeru Otsubo (Ed.), Globalization and Development: In Search of a New Development Paradigm   Vol. 3 ( 26 ) page: 142-163   2015.9

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  19. On the Development Gap between Latin America and East Asia: Welfare, Efficiency, and Misallocation Reviewed

    Mendez Carlos

    Forum of International Development Studies   Vol. 45 ( 3 ) page: 39-62   2015.2

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Books 3

  1. Convergence Clubs in Labor Productivity and its Proximate Sources: Evidence from Developed and Developing Countries

    MENDEZ Carlos( Role: Sole author)

    Springer  2020.11  ( ISBN:978-981-15-8628-6

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    Language:English Book type:General book, introductory book for general audience

    Testing for economic convergence across countries has been a central issue in the literature of economic growth and development. This book introduces a modern framework to study the cross-country convergence dynamics in labor productivity and its proximate sources: capital accumulation and aggregate efficiency. In particular, recent convergence dynamics of developed as well as developing countries are evaluated through the lens of a non-linear dynamic factor model and a clustering algorithm for panel data. This framework allows us to examine key economic phenomena such as technological heterogeneity and multiple equilibria. In this context, the book provides a succinct review of the recent club convergence literature, a comparative view of developed and developing countries, and a tutorial on how to implement the club convergence framework in the statistical software Stata.

    その他リンク: https://www.amazon.co.jp/Essays-Aggregate-Productivity-Structural-Misallocation/dp/3659761613

  2. Promoting Both Industrial Development and Regional Convergence: Towards a Regionally Inclusive Industrial Policy

    MENDEZ Carlos( Role: Contributor)

    Routledge  2020.11  ( ISBN:9780367896379

  3. Essays on Aggregate Productivity, Structural Change, and Misallocation.

    MENDEZ Carlos( Role: Sole author)

    LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing  2015.9 

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    Language:English Book type:General book, introductory book for general audience

    その他リンク: https://www.amazon.co.jp/Essays-Aggregate-Productivity-Structural-Misallocation/dp/3659761613

Presentations 19

  1. Regional Convergence and Spatial Dependence across Subnational Regions of ASEAN: Evidence from Satellite Nighttime Light Data International conference

    MENDEZ Carlos

    The 57th Annual Meeting of the Japan Section of the Regional Science Association International 

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    Event date: 2020.12.13

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Country:Japan  

  2. National and Subnational Inequality in Africa: A Club Convergence View from Outer Space Motivation International conference

    MENDEZ Carlos

    The 31st Annual Conference of the Japan Society for International Development 

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    Event date: 2020.12.6

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Country:Japan  

  3. Human Development Disparities and Convergence across Districts of Indonesia: A Spatial Econometric Approach

    MENDEZ Carlos

    The Applied Regional Science Conference (ARSC) 34th Annual Meeting 

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    Event date: 2020.11.28

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Country:Japan  

  4. Regional Income Disparities and Convergence Clubs in Indonesia: New District-Level Evidence

    MENDEZ Carlos

    The 2020 Fall Meeting of the Japan Association of Applied Economics (JAAE) 

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    Event date: 2020.11.20

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  5. Economic and Social Disparities across Subnational Regions of South America: A Spatial Convergence Approach

    MENDEZ Carlos

    The 57th/2020 Annual Conference of the Japan Society of Social Science on Latin America 

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    Event date: 2020.11.15

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Country:Japan  

  6. Regional Income Disparities, Distributional Convergence, and Spatial Effects: Evidence from Indonesian Regions 2010-2017

    MENDEZ Carlos

    The 19th International Conference of the Japan Economic Policy Association 

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    Event date: 2020.11.14

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Country:Japan  

  7. Regional inequality in ASEAN: A view from outer space

    JASID Tokai webinar  JASID Tokai

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    Event date: 2020.9.8

    Venue:Webinar  

  8. Productivity Differences and Convergence Clubs in Latin America International conference

    MENDEZ Carlos

    The 2020 Bolivian Conference of Development Economics 

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    Event date: 2020.7.28

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

  9. Comments of a 5D World Map System Invited

    MENDEZ Carlos

    International Workshop on Transdisciplinary Approaches to Good Governance  2020.3.8 

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    Event date: 2020.3.8

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (invited, special)  

    Country:Japan  

  10. Disparities in Regional Productivity, Capital Accumulation, and Efficiency across Indonesia: A Convergence Clubs Approach

    Carlos Mendez

    The 2019 Applied Regional Science Conference (ARSC) 

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    Event date: 2019.11.23

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Country:Japan  

  11. Productivity Differences and Convergence Clubs in Latin America International conference

    Carlos Mendez

    The 2019 International Joint Conference of JAHSS and JASID 

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    Event date: 2019.11.16

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  12. Input-Output Efficiency and Regional Convergence Clusters: Evidence from the Indonesian Provinces 1990-2010 International conference

    Carlos Mendez

    The 56th Annual Meeting of the Japan Section of the Regional Science Association International 

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    Event date: 2019.9.13

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  13. Regional Efficiency Dispersion, Convergence, and Efficiency Clusters: Evidence from the Provinces of Indonesia 1990-2010

    MENDEZ Carlos

    The 2019 Spring Conference of the Japanese Association of Applied Economics 

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    Event date: 2019.6.16

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  14. Environmental Efficiency and Regional Convergence Clusters in Japan: A Nonparametric Density Approach International conference

    MENDEZ Carlos

    The 3rd International Conference on Economic Structures of the Pan Pacific Association of Input-Output Studies 

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    Event date: 2019.3.18

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  15. On the Distribution Dynamics of Human Development: Evidence from the Metropolitan Regions of Bolivia

    MENDEZ Carlos

    Fall 2018 Meeting of the Japan Society for International Development 

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    Event date: 2018.11.23

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  16. On the Middle Income Trap and the Premature Deindustrialization of Asia

    Mendez Carlos

    Annual Meeting of the Japan Association of Applied Economics 

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    Event date: 2018.6.23

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  17. Convergence Clubs Beyond GDP: A Nonparametric Density Approach

    Mendez Carlos

    28th Annual Meeting of the Japan Society for International Development 

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    Event date: 2017.11.25

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  18. Convergence Clubs and Well-being Differences across Countries: A Nonparametric Density Approach International conference

    Mendez Carlos

    12th International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences 

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    Event date: 2017.7.28

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  19. On the Employment Effects of Technological Progress: Evidence From South Korea 2000-2014

    Carlos Mendez

    Annual Meeting of the Japan Association of Applied Economics 

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    Event date: 2017.6.17

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Works 1

  1. Member of the External Research Review Board of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

    2017.6

KAKENHI (Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research) 2

  1. Testing for Distributional Divergence in the Pillars of Global Sustainable Development: Integrating the Insights from a New Hierarchical Clustering Algorithm

    2019.04 - 2022.03

    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research  Testing for Distributional Divergence in the Pillars of Global Sustainable Development: Integrating the Insights from a New Hierarchical Clustering Algorithm

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    Sustainable global development is commonly view as an equilibrium that rests upon three pillars: economic transformation, social inclusion, and environmental sustainability. However, the cross-country convergence/divergence dynamics of such a multidimensional concept are not yet well understood. In this study, I will test whether there is an increasing degree of distributional divergence in the pillars of sustainable development. To do so, I will integrate the distribution dynamics framework of the economic growth econometrics literature with a new hierarchical clustering algorithm of the unsupervised machine learning literature. More specifically, I will test distributional divergence as the formation of multiple basins of attraction (stationary clusters) that polarize or stratify the nonparametric kernel distribution of each supportive pillar. In doing so, I aim to provide a more complete representation of the recent dynamics and multidimensional structure of sustainable global development.

  2. Designing Integrated Industrial Policies for Pro-Poor Growth under Globalization: Promoting Surviving Industries in Developing Countries in Asia and Africa with New Public-Private Partnership

    2015.04 - 2019.03

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Teaching Experience (On-campus) 22

  1. Development Macroeconomics

    2020

  2. Seminar on Economic Development Policy and Management IIb

    2020

  3. Seminar on Economic Development Policy and Management IIb

    2020

  4. Seminar on Economic Development Policy and Management IIa

    2020

  5. Seminar on Economic Development Policy and Management IIa

    2020

  6. Intermediate Spanish

    2020

  7. Spanish 1

    2020

  8. Spanish 3

    2020

  9. Spanish 2

    2020

  10. Seminar on Economic Development Policy and Management Ib

    2020

  11. Seminar on Economic Development Policy and Management Ib

    2020

  12. Seminar on Economic Development Policy and Management Ia

    2020

  13. Seminar on Economic Development Policy and Management Ia

    2020

  14. Development macroeconomics

    2019

  15. Principles of Macroeconomics (Intensive Course)

    2019

  16. Spanish 1

    2019

  17. Research Seminar in Economic Development and Policy Management II

    2019

  18. Research Seminar in Economic Development and Policy Management I

    2019

  19. Spanish 2

    2018

  20. Spanish 3

    2018

  21. Spanish 4

    2018

  22. Spanish 4

    2018

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Social Contribution 2

  1. Webinar: Introduction to regional and geo-referenced data

    Lecturer

    GSID open webinar series: Statistical analysis of secondary data sources  2020.10.14

  2. Webinar: Introduction to cross-national time series

    Lecturer

    GSID open webinar series: Statistical analysis of secondary data sources  2020.10.7

Academic Activities 12

  1. Economic integration, structural change, and uneven development in the European Union

    Panel moderator, session chair, etc., Review, evaluation

    QuaRCS-lab Webinar Series 2020, JASID Tokai, GSID  2020.12.17

  2. Social progress around the world: Measurement, evolution, and convergence

    Panel moderator, session chair, etc., Review, evaluation

    QuaRCS-lab Webinar Series 2020, JASID Tokai, GSID  2020.12.3

  3. Beyond GDP: Space-time dynamics in Europe

    Panel moderator, session chair, etc., Review, evaluation

    QuaRCS-lab Webinar Series 2020, JASID Tokai, GSID  2020.11.26

  4. Regional Inequality and Convergence in Large Emerging Economies

    Panel moderator, session chair, etc., Review, evaluation

    QuaRCS-lab Webinar Series 2020, JASID Tokai, GSID  2020.10.29

  5. Schooling is not learning: The impact of learning-adjusted years of schooling on economic growth

    Panel moderator, session chair, etc., Review, evaluation

    QuaRCS-lab Webinar Series 2020, JASID Tokai, GSID  2020.10.1

  6. Determinants of school attendance in Bolivia: A spatial econometric approach

    Panel moderator, session chair, etc., Review, evaluation

    QuaRCS-lab Webinar  2020.9.17

  7. Essays on Economic Policy International contribution

    Peer review

  8. Economics Bulletin

    Peer review

  9. Regional Studies, Regional Science

    Peer review

  10. Journal of Economic Structures

    Peer review

  11. Letters in Spatial and Resource Sciences

    Peer review

  12. Forum of International Development Studies

    Peer review

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