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Ramses Armendariz

Academic Biography:
I am an academic oriented economist, specialized in Food Security and International Trade.

I started my preparation as an Economist at ITAM (acronym for Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico in Spanish) in Mexico City. Right after finishing my Bachelor in Science, I went to study a Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Minnesota. There, under the advise of Dr. Timothy J. Kehoe, I developed an interest for International Trade and Development.

While studying my Ph.D., I noticed two needs in Economic research: (1) interaction across different disciplines, and (2) better divulgence of groundbreaking-knowledge. Therefore, I decided to take on a career at a Liberal Arts college, where I could work on both needs simultaneously.

Research Interests:
Currently, I am working on how to design and implement policies that tackle problems related with under-nutrition based on a criteria of optimality.

Also, I study the impact of international trade policies on the size distribution of firms in niche markets.

Selected Research and/or Creative Work:
The Tequila Puzzle: The Large Surge of Small Exporting Distilleries Following Nafta

Comment on Giffen Behavior and Subsistence Consumption: The Giffen Paradox Model

Courses Taught:
INTG-203 Global Perspectives on Food
ECON-250 Food and Economics
ECON-300 Intermediate Price Theory
ECON-380 Environmental Economics

B.S. in Economics ITAM 2007
Ph.D. in Economics U of Minnesota 2016

Contact Info:
Office: Rm 240 Ctr for Sci & Busi