Ph.D.  in International Development
Nagoya University

Welcome to my site! I was born in the highlands of Bolivia. After studying Business-Economics 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 Univeristy in Japan. My research interests focus on extending traditional growth theories and dynamic equilibrium modeling to include economic problems that are typically found in developing countries. Examples of such include:  the coexistence of dual structures of production (e.g., rural and urban, formal and informal, family-owned firms and market-based firms); the excessive productivity heterogeneity across firms; and the inefficiencies in the allocation of resources under such duality and excessive heterogeneity.

Research Fields: 
  • Economic Development and Growth
  • International Economics
  • Long-Run Macroeconomics
Office Address:
Graduate School of International Development, 
Rm. 304,  Nagoya University
Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku
Nagoya, Aichi 464-8601, Japan

E-Mail:carlos.mendez@j.mbox.nagoya-u.ac.jp