Lecturer in Economics at  Kyushu University

Welcome to my site! I was born in the highlands of Bolivia. 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 modern data science and machine learning methods to understand the process of economic growth and development across countries and regions. In particular, my current research deals with   (1)  regional disparities and convergence beyond GDP; (2) economic growth and structural change; and (3) firm productivity dynamics and resource misallocation. 

Research Interests: 
  • Economic Growth and Development
  • Applied Econometrics and Machine Learning
  • Macroeconomics
Office Address:
Faculty of Arts and Science
Rm 3406,  3rd Building  Center Zone
Kyushu University 
744 Motooka Nishi-ku 
Fukuoka 891-0395 JAPAN 

E-Mail:     mendez.carlos@artsci.kyushu-u.ac.jp          

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