Constanza Valdes

Agricultural Economist
202-694-5225
cvaldes@ers.usda.gov
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Briefly

Constanza Valdes is an economist with the International Trade and Development Branch Market and Trade Economics Division. She serves as lead analyst for Brazil’s economy, policies, developments, and changes in agricultural markets; provides information and analysis on Mercosur and Colombia. During her career, she has worked on a variety of topics related to trade agreements (NAFTA, Mercosur), Mexico’s agricultural developments and policies, APEC-member’s agricultural outlook and policies, Brazil’s agricultural productivity growth, Brazil’s crops, livestock and ethanol developments. 

Background

Valdes has worked on a variety of topics related to trade agreements (NAFTA, Mercosur), Brazil’s agricultural productivity growth, Brazil’s crops, livestock and ethanol developments, Argentina’s agricultural policies reforms, Colombia’s agriculture and trade, APEC-member’s agricultural outlook and policies, SELA-member’s agriculture, and Mexico’s agricultural developments and policies.

Education

Constanza Valdes received an M.A. in economics from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.

Professional Affiliations

Valdes is a member of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA), International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium (IATRC), Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP), and the Latin American Studies Association (LASA).