Project

Convergence Beyond GDP

Project

Convergence Beyond GDP

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Carlos Mendez
Associate Professor of Development Economics

My research interests focus on the integration of econometrics, data science and machine learning methods to understand and inform the process of economic growth and development of countries, regions, industries, and firms.

Publications

Using a novel dataset, we analysis the spatio-temporal dynamics of income per capita across 34 provinces and 514 districts in Indonesia …

By applying a non-linear dynamic factor model, this article tests the club convergence hypothesis using a novel dataset of income at …

This book introduces a modern framework to study the cross-country convergence dynamics of labor productivity and its proximate …

Across ASEAN regions, almost 60 percent of the differences in GDP per capita can be predicted by a luminosity-based measure of GDP. …

This paper studies regional convergence and spatial dependence of homicides and personal injuries in Colombia. In particular, through …

Except for aggregate efficiency, we reject the hypothesis that all provinces would eventually converge to a common steady-state path in …

Results from the distributional convergence approach indicate the existence of two local convergence clusters within the overall and …

The paper incorporates some recent developments from the unsupervised machine learning literature to re-evaluate the cross-country …

The formation of multiple clusters of convergence is a salient feature of inequality reduction in human development. In the long run, …

An increasing tendency toward convergence that is driven by both slower forward mobility of the less developed regions and faster …

A clear pattern of regional divergence for the period 1988-2000. In contrast, the 2000-2014 period points to a much more complex …

Cross-country productivity disparities rapidly increased in the 1980s, slowed down in the next decade, and stabilized in the mid-2000s. …

Talks

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

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

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

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

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

The 19th International Conference of the Japan Economic Policy Association

The 2020 Bolivian Conference of Development Economics

The 2019 Applied Regional Science Conference (ARSC)

The 2019 International Joint Conference of JAHSS and JASID

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

The 2019 Spring Conference of the Japanese Association of Applied Economics

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

The 2018 Fall Meeting of the Japan Society for International Development