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Robert Blecker

Professor Department of Economics

Professor Blecker’s research interests include international trade, open economy macroeconomics, the value of the dollar and the US trade deficit, economic integration in North America, the Mexican economy, the limits to export-led growth strategies in developing countries, and U.S. trade policy. His teaching fields include international economics, macroeconomics, history of economic thought, and political economy.

Degrees

PhD and MA, Economics, Minor in Political Science, Stanford University
Graduate Studies in Economics, Centro de Estudios Economicos y Demograficos, El Colegio de Mexico
AB, Economics, Yale University

Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

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Office
CAS - Economics
Kreeger - 107
T, Th 2-4 pm and by appointment
Contact Info
(202) 885-3767 (Office)

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See Also
AU Department of Econcomics

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Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

Policy Papers 

 

 

Work In Progress

 

 

SPEECHES, INTERVIEWS, AND VIDEOS

  • Speech on "The US Economy After the Crisis: Slow Recovery or Secular Stagnation?" Conference on "The Spectre of Stagnation? Europe in the World Economy," Berlin, Germany, October 23, 2015. You can watch the video of my presentation and you can download my slides in a pdf file.
  • Radio interview on the impact of NAFTA on the Mexican economy and US-Mexican trade (first half hour in Spanish, second half hour in English), "Tan Cerca Tan Lejos [So Close, So Far Away]: A Voice of Mexico in the United States of America," which aired on WMUA 91.1 FM, Amherst, Massachusetts June 25, 2015..
  • Panel discussion on "The U.S. Trade Deficit: Is It a Problem, or Not?" Council on Foreign Relations, Washington, DC, March 9, 2015. Links to article and video.
  • Panel discussion on "Negotiating Regional Trade Accords: The Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership." The Principal Financial Group Center for Global Citizenship, Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, October 21, 2014.  Link to video.

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • AU Faculty Award for Outstanding Service to the University Community, 2014.
  • AU Faculty Award for Outstanding Teaching in a Full-time Appointment, 2005.

 

AU Expert

Area of Expertise: U.S. economy including the budget debate; international trade and finance; exchange rates, the U.S. trade deficit, global trade imbalances.

Additional Information: Robert A. Blecker
researches international trade, open economy macroeconomics, the value of the dollar and the U.S. trade deficit, economic integration in North America, the Mexican economy, the limits to export-led growth strategies in developing countries, and trade policy in the U.S. steel industry. His teaching areas include international economics, macroeconomics, history of economic thought, and political economy. 

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