Alvaro Calderon is a PhD candidate in the Department of Economics at Stanford University, specializing in examining the socioeconomic and political advancements of marginalized groups through insights gained from historical and contemporary contexts. His research encompasses various topics, including the examination of Amerindian communities and their historical resistance against dispossession, as well as the analysis of their present-day organizational impact on the effectiveness of government policies. Additionally, he investigates the dispossession experiences of Black American farmers, specifically focusing on the repercussions of 20th-century U.S. government expansion and the escalating discrimination faced from government agencies. Alvaro is an EDGE fellow. Prior to arriving at Stanford, he lived in Perú and Spain where he obtained a Master’s degree in Economics from CEMFI.