Mercedez Callenes
PhD Student, Public Policy

Mercedez Callenes
 

PhD Student, Research Assistant
Public Policy and Political Economy
School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences
The University of Texas at Dallas

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Richardson, TX 75080-3021

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About Me

I am a Ph.D. student in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas. I received my MS in Applied Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) with the support of a U.S. Fulbright Grant. Before graduating from UIUC, I earned a BS in Economics from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru.


Research Interests

International Development, Social Issues, and Public Policy.


Select Awards and Recognition

  • Fulbright Fellowship. Scholarship for Graduate Studies in the United States of America (2011)
  • Graduate Fellowship. College of Agricultural , Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2011-2013)
  • Membership in the Gamma Sigma Delta, International Agricultural Honor Society. Chapter: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2013)
  • AYRE International Research and Learning Fellowship, Njala University in Sierra Leone (2011)
  • Scholarship awarded by LACEA Studies and Global Development Network (GDN). (2008)
  • Finalist at the National Competition Research Consortium for Economic and Social Research (CIES) and the International Development Research Center (IDRC) (2009)

Professional Experience


Publications

  • Mercedez Callenes. "The impact of a conditional cash transfer program on consumption of rural households in Peru". MS Thesis University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. December 2013 (PDF). link
  • Seth Gitter, Jeremy Weber, Bradford L. Barham, Mercedez Callenes, Jessa Lewis. "Fair Trade-Organic Coffee Cooperatives, Migration, and Secondary Schooling in Southern Mexico." Journal of Development Studies Vol. 48, No. 3, (2012): 445-463 (PDF). link
  • Barham, Bradford L., Mercedez Callenes, Seth Gitter, Jessa Lewis, and Jeremy Weber. "Fair Trade/Organic Coffee, Rural Livelihoods, and the ‘Agrarian Question’: Southern Mexican Coffee Farmers in Transition" World Development. (PDF). link
  • Bradford L. Barham, Mercedez Callenes, Seth Gitter, Jessa Lewis, and Jeremy Weber. "Fair Trade/Organic Coffee, Rural Livelihoods, and the ‘Agrarian Question’: Southern Mexican Coffee Farmers in Transition" Journal of World Development Vol 39, No. 1, (2011): 134-145 (PDF). link

Other

  • Presentation at II Coloquio de Estudiantes de Economía - PUCP, 2007.
  • Collaboration in the Economics Ophèlimos Comunidad, 2007.

Volunteer Projects

  • Spanish instructor for women in Yungay - Peru, 2006.
  • Co-founder of the dame bola project for children in Yungay - Peru, 2006.

Personal Interests

I enjoy music, theater, street photography, hiking, traveling, reading and cooking.

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