Pardee Center Co-Sponsors Workshop in Buenos Aires

On June 29, 2012 the Frederick S. Pardee Center co-sponsored a workshop in Buenos Aires, Argentina on the compatibility between regulations for managing capital flows and the trading system lead by Faculty Fellow Kevin Gallagher. The event was held at CEDES (The Center for the Study of State and Society), a co-sponsor of the event along with the Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University.

The workshop includes policymakers, scholars, and members of civil society from Argentina, Brazil, China, Ecuador, India, Italy, Switzerland, and the United States.  Coming out of the workshop, the Pardee Center will produce a Task Force report (tentatively) titled “Capital Account Regulations and the Trading System: A Compatibility Review,” to be released in 2013.

Participants include:

Sarah Anderson is the Global Economy Project Director at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC.  In 2009, she served on an advisory committee to the Obama administration on bilateral investment treaties. In 2000, she served on the staff of the bipartisan International Financial Institutions Advisory Commission (“Meltzer Commission”), commissioned by the U.S. Congress to evaluate the World Bank and IMF.  Sarah is also a board member of Jubilee USA Network and a co-author of the books Field Guide to the Global Economy and Alternatives to Economic Globalization.

Andrés Arauz was born in Quito, Ecuador. He is an economist from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and obtained his Master’s Degree in Economic Development from FLACSO-Ecuador. He briefly worked as an intern at a brokerage house where he learned about the mechanics of capital flows. He reformed and reprocessed Ecuador’s balance of payments statistics while he worked at the Central Bank. During the government of Rafael Correa, he served as financial policy advisor for Pedro Páez, former Minister of Economic Policy, where he led the implementation of the New (Domestic and Regional) Financial Architecture. In that position, he served as member of the National Securities Council. He held the position of General Banking Director (COO) of the Central Bank of Ecuador, from where he led Ecuador’s position to review the GATS provisions on macroprudential regulations. He is currently the Undersecretary for Public Investment of Ecuador’s Planning Secretariat (SENPLADES) and a board member of the Central Bank of Ecuador.

Leonardo Burlamaqui is a Program Officer at The Ford Foundation in New York and is responsible for the Reforming Global Financial Governance initiative.  Prior to this appointment , Leonardo held academic appointments as a Professor and Research Director of the Law and Economics Program at the Candido Mendes University and Associate Professor of Economics at the State University of Rio de Janeiro. He has also worked at WIPO (the World Intellectual Property Organization), WIDER (the World Institute for Development Economics Research) in Helsinki, IDE (the Institute for Developing Economies in Tokyo), and SUM (the Centre for Development and the Environment at the University of Oslo). He was a board member of the International J. A. Schumpeter Society from 2002 to 2006. His PhD in Economics was awarded by the Federal University at Rio de Janeiro.  He has written and published widely on innovation and competition, development economics, intellectual property rights, globalization and institutional change, and the political economy of global trade and finance.

Luiz Fernando de Paula is Professor of Economics at the State University of Rio de Janeiro and Researcher for the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq). He is currently the Chairman of the Brazilian Keynesian Association (AKB). He has published several papers in academic journals (Cambridge Journal of Economics, Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, ECLAC Review, Investigacion Económica, etc.) and books on macroeconomics and banking. Prof de Paula has edited (with Prof Philip Arestis) the following books:  Monetary Union in South America (Edward Elgar, 2003) and Financial Liberalization and Economic Performance in Emerging Countries (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008). He is also authored the book Financial Liberalization and Economic Performance: Brazil at the Crossroads (Routledge, 2011).

Smitha Francis is Principal Economist at the Economic Research Foundation (ERF), New  Delhi,  an  organization  engaged  in  research,  training  and  the  dissemination of  information  and  analysis  in  the  area  of  development  economics.  ERF also  acts as  the  Secretariat  for  International  Development  Economics  Associates  (IDEAs), which  is  a  South-based  global  network  of  progressive  economists  engaged  in research,  teaching,  and  dissemination  of  critical  analyses  of  economic  policy  and in the formulation of people-centered approaches to development. Prior to this, she worked  at  the  Research  and  Information  System  (RIS),  New  Delhi.  She holds a  doctoral  degree  from  the  Centre  for  Economic  Studies  and  Planning,  Jawaharlal Nehru  University  (JNU),  New  Delhi.  Her  thesis  was  an  analysis  of  Thailand’s experience  with  the  role  of  foreign  direct  investment  (FDI)  flows  in  industrial restructuring.  Upon  receipt  of  the  Jawaharlal  Nehru  Memorial  Fellowship,  she was  a  Visiting  Fellow  at  the  Chulalongkorn  University  Social  Research  Institute (CUSRI), Bangkok, 1998-2000.  She has  presented  papers  at  national and  international  conferences  and  has  published  papers  in  journals  and  edited books, and most of her work is available at Her areas of interest include development economics, international trade and finance, industrial policy and the East and Southeast Asian economies.

Kevin P. Gallagher, Associate Professor of International Relations, and Faculty Fellow, Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, Boston University. Kevin Gallagher is the author of The Dragon in the Room: China and the Future of Latin American Industrialization (with Roberto Porzecanski), The Enclave Economy: Foreign Investment and Sustainable Development in Mexico’s Silicon Valley (with Lyuba Zarsky), and Free Trade and the Environment: Mexico, NAFTA, and Beyond. He has been the editor or co-editor for a number of books, including Putting Development First: the Importance of Policy Space in the WTO and IFIs, and Rethinking Foreign Investment for Development: Lessons from Latin America. Professor Gallagher is also a research associate at the Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University. In 2009 he served on the U.S. Department of State Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy.

Manuel F. Montes (“Butch”) is Senior Advisor on Finance and Development at the South Centre in Geneva. Previously, he was Chief of Development Strategies, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), leading the team that produced the UN’s annual World Economic and Social Survey. Before that, he was Chief of Policy Analysis and Development in the UN’s Financing for Development Office, UNDP Regional Programme Coordinator, Asia Pacific Trade and Investment Initiative based at the Regional Centre in Colombo, Sri Lanka; Programme Officer for International Economic Policy at the Ford Foundation in New York, 1999-2005; Senior Fellow and Coordinator for economics studies at the East-West Centre in Honolulu, 1989-1999; and Associate Professor of Economics at the University of the Philippines, 1981-1989. He has been a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Developing Economies in Tokyo, at the United Nations University/World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU/IWDER) in Helsinki, and at the Institute for Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS). He holds a PhD in Economics from Stanford University. He held the Central Bank Money and Banking Chair at the University of the Philippines from 1984 to 1991.

Maria Cristina Pasin has been with the Argentine Central Bank since 1988.  She has held various positions within the organization related to international relations.   She received a BA in economics from the School of Economics at Buenos Aires University, and a Masters in Policy and Economic Planning from the Institute of Social Studies from The Hague.  She has been an economic advisor for foreign companies in Argentina, led a team with the Universidad Argentina de la Empresa, and has also lectured at the Buenos Aires University.

Daniela Magalhães Prates is Professor of Economics at the Institute of Economics, State University of Campinas (Unicamp), and Researcher for the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq). She is currently a board member of the Brazilian Keynesian Association (AKB) and has published several papers in academic journals (ECLAC Review, Monthly Review, etc.) and book chapters on International Economics and Open Macroeconomics with a focus on developing countries.

Martin Rapetti is an Associate Researcher at the Center for the Study of the State and Society (CEDES) and Assistant Professor at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is interested in macroeconomics, finance, economic development and Latin American economics. His research has been published in the Cambridge Journal of Economics, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, The Oxford Handbook of Latin American Economics, International Review of Applied Economics, Journal of Iberian and Latin American Economic History, and Desarrollo Económico, among others. He holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Buenos Aires and a PhD. in Economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Deborah Siegel is a former Senior Counsel at the International Monetary Fund where she spent almost 20 years working in the Legal Department and the Office of Internal Audit.  Her specialties include international trade, with a focus on the relationship of the World Trade Organization with the IMF, as well as anti-corruption laws and ethics for government officials. She is now an independent consultant on these matters. Prior to joining the IMF, Ms. Siegel worked for the international law firms of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton and Weil, Gotshal & Manges in Washington, DC. She has a J.D. degree from George Washington University Law School, an M.A from New York University’s program in International Affairs and a B.A from Tufts University.

Leonardo E. Stanley has a BA from the School of Economics, University of Mar del Plata – Argentina, Master’s in Economics, from Queen Mary & Westfield, University of London and a Diplome d’Etudes Approfondies – Analyse Economique: Modélisation et Méthodes Quantitatives from the Université d’Evry Val-d’Essone, France.  He has held positions such as Associate Researcher in the Department of Economics, CEDES, Researcher at the MERCOSUR Economic Research Network, and teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the School of Economics, UBA. Latest works include CENIT-GDAE-RIS “Towards Inclusive and Development-Friendly Global Economic Governance” for the Ford Foundation. He has also published a series of essays on “Capital Controls: Macro – Micro and Institutional issues, a comparison among Asian and Latin American countries”.

Feng Tian, Phd in Economics, Associate Professor of Economics, Institute of World Economics and Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (Beijing). Major Fields of Concentration are Economic Development, International Economics, and Macroeconomics. She was a Visiting Scholar at the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology(U.S.); Business School of Columbia University(U.S.); and the National Center for Scientific Research (France). She directed three national-level projects and participated on a number of other projects, including “Suggestions for the 12th Five-year Plan of China”, funded by the Office of Financial and Economic Leading Group of Central Committee of the Communist Party of China. She has published 17 papers in top academic journals in China, such as the Journal of World Economy, the Journal of World Economics and Politics, the International Economic Review, and Contemporary Asia-Pacific Studies. She has published more than 90 articles in China’s top financial newspapers and magazines, such as People’s Daily, UK Financial Times (Chinese), China Business News, Chinese Customs, the Newspaper of Social Sciences (China).

Hector Torres has been a senior staff member in the WTO since November 2008. He is responsible for the WTO’s Technical Assistance to the Latin American and Caribbean regions and member of the WTO’s Task Force on the Financial Crisis. Between March 2004 and October 2008 Hector was Executive Director and Alternate ED at the IMF, representing the interests of a constituency of six Latin American countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay). Between 2001 and 2004, Hector worked as a legal counselor at the WTO’s Appellate Body (a Court of Appeal for trade disputes). Previously he had been a diplomat at Argentina’s professional Foreign Service. He has studies law with a specialization in Economic International Law, and has written several publications on international economic matters.

Todd Tucker is Research Director with Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch. His work focuses on the legal, economic and political implications of the WTO, NAFTA, CAFTA and other trade agreements. He is the author of “The Rise and Fall of Fast Track Trade Authority,” published in 2009. Tucker is a frequent media commentator on international economic and policy issues who has been cited and published by outlets such as the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and others. He graduated from Cambridge University and George Washington University.

Matías Vernengo is Senior Research Manager at the Central Bank of Argentina and Associate Professor of Economics (on leave) at the University of Utah, and was previously professor at Kalamazoo College and the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), and at the Université de Bourgogne in Dijon. He has been an external consultant to several United Nations organizations, and has five edited books and more than fifty articles published in scientific peer review journals.

Annamaria Viterbo is Assistant Professor in International Law at the University of Torino, Italy. She obtained a PhD in International Economic Law from the Bocconi University of Milan. After a Legal Internship at the ECB, she was a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute, Florence and Visiting Scholar at the IMF Legal Department. She recently published an article titled “International Economic Law and Monetary Measures: Limitations to States’ Sovereignty and Dispute Settlement” with Edward Elgar.

Qiyuan Xu works as a Senior Research Fellow at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). He is a consultant for the International Department of the Ministry of Finance (China). His research interests are the Chinese Yuan’s internationalization, the Yuan’s exchange rate, inflation and monetary policy. He has published three books in these areas: The Study of Exchange Rates Variation During the China Yuan’s Internationalization (2009), The Economic Analysis of China Yuan’s Exchange Rate Regime (2008), A Study of China Yuan’s Internationalization (2006). He has won the Countermeasure Prize for Policy-Making Information in CASS ( both in 2010 and 2011), and the Excellence Awards for the National Business Research, Ministry of Commerce, China (2009).