Dr. Fabio Mendez

Associate Professor of Economics


Sellinger Hall 415
Fabio Mendez's website and CV

Research Areas:

Economic Development, Macroeconomics

Academic Degrees

PhD, Michigan State University

Representative Publications

Hierarchical Human Capital and Economic Growth: Theory and Evidence (With Andrew Horowitz and Robert Driskill). Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, vol. 165, no. 4, pp.723-­‐743, December 2009.

What Do We Talk About When We Talk About Corruption? (With Facundo Sepúlveda). Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 493-­‐ 514, December 2010.

An Axiomatic Approach to the Measurement of Corruption: Theory and Applications (With James E. Foster and Andrew Horowitz). World Bank Economic Review, vol. 26, no. 2, pp. 217-­‐235, 2012.

The Cyclicality of Skill Acquisition: Evidence from Panel Data (with Facundo Sepúlveda). American
Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 128-­‐152, July 2012..

Can Corruption Foster Regulatory Compliance? Public Choice, forthcoming.

Optimal Government Regulations and Red Tape in an Economy with Corruption (with Facundo Sepulveda). Hitotsubashi Journal of Economics, vol. 54, pp. 51-­‐77, 2013.

Professional Memberships

American Economic Association, Southern Economic Association