Carlos Olmedo
Carlos Olmedo

Ph.D. Candidate, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs,

University of Texas, Austin

Carlos Olmedo is a doctoral candidate at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas-Austin. His Ph.D. research has focused on various dimensions of low-income housing informality, including housing and health conditions, self-help strategies, title regularization, developer foreclosure practices, and fuel poverty. His dissertation investigates the school-to-work transitions and wage inequality of geographically segregated colonia and model subdivision residents along the Texas-Mexico border.

Olmedo received a BBA in International Business (UT Austin) and a MS in Economics (UT El Paso), and was previously Associate Director for the Institute for Policy and Economic Development (UT El Paso) where he performed bi-national research. He has published in Urban Studies Journal, Land Use Policy and Geopolitics.


  • 2015, School-to-work transitions and wage outcomes of Texas populations from colonias and model subdivisions, $15,000

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