Regional Expertise in Latin America
In the News
School of Global Policy and Strategy Announces New Director for Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies
Sept. 1, 2017: Building on its position as an internationally recognized expert on the Americas, GPS has appointed Rafael Fernandez de Castro as the new director of its Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies.
Linked in Latin America
July 17, 2017: Under the leadership ofAssistant Teaching Professor Gordon McCord, GPS bolsters its Latin American connections with a second student exchange program in Chile.
NAFTA Under Siege
Feb. 23, 2017: UC San Diego Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies to host
Faculty and Research
Research Fields: Cuba, Latin America, U.S. foreign policy, multilateral institutions, trade and investment, globalization, democratization, non-governmental organizations
Professor; Director, Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies
Research fields: U.S.-Mexico relations, foreign policy, immigration and security in Latin America
Research Fields: comparative political economy, state capacity, taxation, social conflict, Latin American politics, Mexican politics, econometrics
Professor; Pacific Economic Cooperation Chair in International Economic Relations; Director, Center on Global Transformation
Research Fields: economics, international trade, international migration, foreign direct investment
Assistant Teaching Professor
Research Fields: development economics, public health, environment
Professor; Co-director, Policy Design and Evaluation Lab
Research Fields: development economics, agricultural and resource economics, program evaluation, microeconomics, anti-poverty policies
Research Fields: political economy, comparative politics, education systems, labor market institutions, state capacity, applied econometrics, historical research methods, politics of policymaking in Latin America and the U.S.
Examining central questions about economic growth, equality and market change in the Pacific, this center brings together the worlds of academic inquiry and policy analysis.
Supporting academic research on Mexico and U.S.-Mexico relations, this center explores the creation,
implementationand evaluation of public policy in these countries.