PhD Student


  • Role:

    Graduate Student
  • Position:

    • PhD Student
    • Graduate Teaching Instructor
  • Department:

    • Economics
  • Education:

    • MS


Adam Walke obtained a BA from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, in 2002.  He spent many subsequent years in El Paso, directly across the Río Grande from Ciudad Juárez, Mexico.  Living in the Mexico-US border region and working for local nonprofits prompted many questions about the complex interdependence of regional economies and communities on opposite sides of the international boundary.  Seeking answers to these questions, he completed an MS in Economics at the University of Texas at El Paso, where he subsequently worked as a researcher from 2011 to 2018 examining cross-border economic linkages.  His research interests lie generally in the areas of regional, international, and development economics, as well as political economy.