CSMGEP: Kalena Cortes

Kalena E. Cortes

Kalena E. Cortes is an Associate Professor in the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), and a Mindset Scholar in the Mindset Scholars Network. She is currently serving a three-year term on the American Economic Association’s Committee on the Status of Minority Groups in the Economics Profession (CSMGEP). She received her Ph.D. in Economics at the University of California at Berkeley and has also been a visiting scholar at both Stanford and Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Princeton University. Her research interests are in the areas of the Economics of Education, Labor Economics, and Economic Demography. Her work has been published in The Review of Economics and Statistics, The Journal of Human Resources, Economics of Education Review, National Tax Journal, Education Finance and Policy, and American Economic Review (Papers and Proceedings). Her research has been funded by the Spencer Foundation, the American Educational Research Association, the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, the Greater Texas Foundation, and the National Science Foundation. For more information, please see http://users.nber.org/~cortesk/.