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Latin American International Economic Integration Topic of IBC Keynote Speaker Series March 7 at TAMIU Posted: 2/22/18

Latin American International Economic Integration Topic of IBC Keynote Speaker Series March 7 at TAMIU

 

Dr. Raymond Robertson
Dr. Raymond Robertson  

How to design an international economic integration agenda for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is one of the topics explored at a presentation Wednesday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m. at Texas A&M International University’s (TAMIU) Student Center Ballroom.

Dr. Raymond Robertson, professor and the Helen and Roy Ryu Chair in Economics and Government at Texas A&M University, will present “Better Neighbors: Toward a Renewal of Economic Integration in Latin America” as part of the International Bank of Commerce 2017-2018 Keynote Speaker Series.

Admission is free and open to the public. A reception will start at 7 p.m.

The IBC Keynote Speaker Series is presented by the TAMIU A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business Center for the Study of Western Hemispheric Trade and sponsored by IBC Bank.

Dr. Robertson’s co-written book, “Better Neighbors: Toward a Renewal of Economic Integration in Latin America” (World Bank, 2017), proposes a renewal of ‘Open Regionalism’ in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) aimed at achieving the region’s goals and high growth with stability. According to the book, the LAC region experienced a growth spurt with equity during the first decade of the 21st Century. Unfortunately, terms of trade are no longer fueling growth, and the region’s policymakers are in search of new sources of growth with stability.

Dr. Robertson holds a doctoral degree and an M.S. in Economics from The University of Texas at Austin. His B.A. in Political Science and Economics was earned at Trinity University in San Antonio. He has taught at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and was a visiting professor in the Department of Economics at the Graduate School of Administration, Monterrey Institute of Technology’s Mexico City campus.

Widely published in the field of Labor Economics and International Economics, Robertson previously chaired the U.S. Department of Labor’s National Advisory Committee for labor Provisions of the U.S. Free Trade Agreements, served on the State Department’s Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy, and is a member of the Center for Global Development’s Advisory Board.

For more information, contact Amy Palacios, associate director, Center for the Study of Western Hemispheric Trade, at 326.2820 or amy@tamiu.edu or visit offices in Western Hemispheric Trade Center, room 221.

Additional information is available at  facebook.com/tamiucswht.