Edwar Escalante is a research associate at the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University. He is also an instructor of economics at the Norris-Vincent College of Business at Angelo State University.
Dr. Escalante earned his B.S. in electrical engineering from Universidad Nacional de San Antonio Abad in Cusco, Peru, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in agricultural and applied economics from Texas Tech University.
Prior to joining Angelo State University and the Free Market Institute, Dr. Escalante founded and led the educational think tank, Andes Libres, which received the Latin American Award for Student Outreach from Atlas Network Foundation for "its exceptional work with student groups in one of Peru's most difficult territories."
Dr. Escalante's research interests focus on institutional responses to violence from individuals, communities, and countries. His research aims to provide a more thorough understanding of the cartography of the structures of power and violence and a means to improve outcomes of security and development policies. Dr. Escalante is passionately engaged with such questions as "How governments rebuild capacity and, legitimacy within communities exposed to violence?" and "What are the operational mechanisms that determine hierarchies and order within extra-legal organizations?"
For more information about his work please visit www.edwarescalante.com.
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