Cortes, Kalena individual record
Associate Professor

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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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Academic Articles33
  • Klasik, D., & Cortes, K. E. (2022). Uniform admissions, unequal access: Did the top 10% plan increase access to selective flagship institutions?. ECONOMICS OF EDUCATION REVIEW. 87, 102199-102199.
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  • Cortes, K. E., Fricke, H., Loeb, S., Song, D. S., & York, B. N. (2021). TOO LITTLE OR TOO MUCH? ACTIONABLE ADVICE IN AN EARLY-CHILDHOOD TEXT MESSAGING EXPERIMENT. EDUCATION FINANCE AND POLICY. 16(2), 209-232.
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  • Black, S. E., Cortes, K. E., & Lincove, J. A. (2020). Apply Yourself: Racial and Ethnic Differences in College Application. EDUCATION FINANCE AND POLICY. (2), 209-240.
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Chapters1
  • Chin, A., & Cortes, K. E. (2015). Chapter 12 The Refugee/Asylum Seeker. Handbook of the Economics of International Migration. Chiswick, B. R., & Miller, P. W. (Eds.), Handbook of the Economics of International Migration. 585-658. Elsevier.
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Conference Papers1
  • Black, S. E., Cortes, K. E., & Lincove, J. A. (2015). Academic Undermatching of High-Achieving Minority Students: Evidence from Race-Neutral and Holistic Admissions Policies. AMERICAN ECONOMIC REVIEW. 105(5), 604-610.
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Repository Documents / Preprints24
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Internet Publications2
  • Cortes, K. E., & Klasik, D. (2021). How the Texas Top 10% Plan failed to attract more students to the states flagship colleges. - An article submitted to The Conversation
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  • Cortes, K. E., & Fricke, H. (2018). Text messages to parents can help boost childrens reading skills. - An article submitted to The Conversation
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Email
kcortes@tamu.edu
First Name
Kalena
Last Name
Cortes
mailing address
Texas A&M University; Public Service And Administration; 4220 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4220
USA

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