About

Oscar A. Mendez

Program Officer

  • Oscar A. Mendez, Ph. D. is Program Officer in the Economic Institutions, Behavior, and Performance program at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Oscar oversees and assists in the development, analysis, and evaluation of proposals, grants, and program strategy in economics.

    Oscar earned his B. A. in economics cum laude at Universidad de Monterrey, an M.A. in economics at the University of California-Davis, and a Ph. D. in economics also from UC Davis. His fields of specialization are Labor Economics and International Trade. He also completed the ‘Data Science with Python: Data Analysis and Visualization’ course at NYC Data Science Academy.

    From July 2015 to June 2018, Oscar served as Program Associate in Economics at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. In August 2018 he was appointed as an Assistant Professor of Economics at Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (UANL), where he taught Microeconomics and Microeconometrics at both the undergraduate and graduate level. While at UANL, he directed the Mexico chapter of the Summer Institute in Computational Social Sciences 2019, hosted in Monterrey, Mexico. Oscar has also collaborated with the UANL School of Economics’s ‘Centro de Investigaciones Económicas’ as a consulting researcher.


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