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Cortes, Kalena Associate Professor


Dr. Cortes' research interests are in the areas of the Economics of Education, Labor Economics, and Economic Demography. Her research focuses on issues of equity and access, in particular, identifying educational policies that help disadvantaged students at the PK-12 and post-secondary levels. She has worked on three key areas: improving academic performance of urban students, increasing access to post-secondary education, and raising educational attainment of immigrant students.

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  • Professor