Dr. Fabio Mendez

MendezProfessor of Economics


Sellinger Hall 415
Fabio Mendez's website and CV

Research Areas

Economic Development, Macroeconomics

Academic Degrees

PhD, Michigan State University

Representative Publications

Socio-Economic Mobility and Air Passenger Demand in the U.S. (with C. Hoffer and R. Kali). Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, vol. 112, pp: 85-94, June 2018.

A note on licenses in the presence of corruption (with Amy Farmer and Andrew Samuel). Review of Law and Economics, accepted for publication June 23, 2017

A new approach to the study of Jobless Recoveries (with Jeremy Schwartz and Jared D. Reber).  Southern Economic Journal, vol. 83, issue 2, pp. 573-589, October 2016

Legalization and Human Capital Accumulation (with Facundo Sepulveda and Nieves Valdes). Journal of Population Economics, vol. 29, no. 3, pp.721-756, July 2016

A comparative study of training in the private and public sectors: Evidence from the UK and the USA (with Facundo Sepulveda). Contemporary Economic Policy, vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 107-118, January 2016

The impact of Gulf carrier competition on US airlines (with M. Dresner, C. Eroglu, C. Hoffer and K. Tan). Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, vol. 79, pp: 31-41, September 2015

On the advantages and disadvantages of subjective measures (with Salar Jahedi). Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, vol. 98, pp. 97–114, February 2014

Can Corruption Foster Regulatory Compliance? Public Choice, vol.158, no.1-2, pp.189-207, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Professional Memberships

American Economic Association, Southern Economic Association