Bárbara Kotschwar


BARBARA KOTSCHWAR

Barbara Kotschwar has been a research associate at the Peterson Institute for International Economics since 2007. Her research focuses on trade, investment, and regional integration. Recent projects include comparative analyses of Latin American experiences with free trade agreements, Chinese foreign direct investment (FDI) in Latin America, an assessment of Mexico’s economy, and studies on commercial relations between the United States and Middle East and North Africa (MENA) partners. Kotschwar is also adjunct professor of Latin American studies and economics at Georgetown University, where she has taught courses on political economy and trade and integration in the Americas since 1998.

Before joining the Institute, she was chief of the Foreign Trade Information System at the Organization of American States, where she also provided technical and analytical support to the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) process in the area of standards and technical barriers to trade in her capacity as senior trade specialist. She has advised Latin American and Caribbean governments on trade-related issues and has worked with multilateral and regional development banks on a variety of trade and development projects.

Her publications include Transportation and Communication Infrastructure in Latin America: Lessons from Asia (PIIE Working Paper 12-6, 2012), Chinese Investment in Latin American Resources: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (PIIE Working Paper 12-3, 2012, with Theodore Moran and Julia Muir); Reengaging Egypt: Options for US-Egypt Economic Relations (with Jeffrey J. Schott, 2010); “Chile-US Free Trade Agreement: A Model to Follow?” in Capitalizing on the Morocco-US Free Trade Agreement: A Road Map to Success, ed. Hufbauer and Brunel (2009); “Mapping Investment Provisions in Regional Trade Agreements: Towards an International Investment Regime?” in Regional Rules in the Global Trading System, ed. Estevadeordal, Suominen, and Teh (Cambridge University Press, 2009); and “Trade and Standards: A Look at Central America,” World Economy 25 (2002): 991–1018 (with Gary Hufbauer and John S. Wilson). She is also coeditor of Trade Rules in the Making: Multilateral and Regional Trade Arrangements (Brookings Institution Press/Organization of American States, 1999) and The Andean Community and the United States: Trade and Investment Relations in the 1990s (Organization of American States, 1998).

 

Barbara Kotschwar, former research fellow, was associated with the Peterson Institute for International Economics from 2007 to October 2015. Her research focuses on trade, investment, and regional integration. Recent projects include comparative analyses of Latin American experiences with free trade agreements, Chinese foreign direct investment (FDI) in Latin America, an assessment of Mexico’s economy, and studies on commercial relations between the United States and Middle East and North Africa (MENA) partners. Kotschwar is also adjunct professor of Latin American studies and economics at Georgetown University, where she has taught courses on political economy and trade and integration in the Americas since 1998.

Before joining the Institute, she was chief of the Foreign Trade Information System at the Organization of American States, where she also provided technical and analytical support to the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) process in the area of standards and technical barriers to trade in her capacity as senior trade specialist. She has advised Latin American and Caribbean governments on trade-related issues and has worked with multilateral and regional development banks on a variety of trade and development projects.

Her publications include Economic Normalization with Cuba: A Roadmap for US Policymakers (2014, with Gary Clyde Hufbauer),Understanding the Trans-Pacific Partnership (2013, with Jeffrey J. Schott and Julia Muir), Transportation and Communication Infrastructure in Latin America: Lessons from Asia (PIIE Working Paper 12-6, 2012), Chinese Investment in Latin American Resources: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (PIIE Working Paper 12-3, 2012, with Theodore Moran and Julia Muir); Reengaging Egypt: Options for US-Egypt Economic Relations (2010, with Jeffrey J. Schott); “Chile-US Free Trade Agreement: A Model to Follow?” in Capitalizing on the Morocco-US Free Trade Agreement: A Road Map to Success, ed. Hufbauer and Brunel (2009); “Mapping Investment Provisions in Regional Trade Agreements: Towards an International Investment Regime?” in Regional Rules in the Global Trading System, ed. Estevadeordal, Suominen, and Teh (Cambridge University Press, 2009); and “Trade and Standards: A Look at Central America,” World Economy 25 (2002): 991–1018 (with Gary Hufbauer and John S. Wilson). She is also coeditor of Trade Rules in the Making: Multilateral and Regional Trade Arrangements (Brookings Institution Press/Organization of American States, 1999) and The Andean Community and the United States: Trade and Investment Relations in the 1990s (Organization of American States, 1998).

Assessing the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Volume 1: Market Access and Sectoral IssuesKimberly Ann Elliott (PIIE), Caroline Freund (PIIE), Anna Gelpern (PIIE), Cullen S. Hendrix (PIIE), Gary Clyde Hufbauer (PIIE), Barbara Kotschwar (PIIE), Theodore H. Moran (PIIE), Tyler Moran(PIIE), Lindsay Oldenski (PIIE), Sarah Oliver (PIIE), Peter A. Petri (PIIE) and Michael G. Plummer (Johns Hopkins University and East-West Center). February 2016. PRESS RELEASE

POLICY BRIEF

The Summit of the Americas: Can Cuba Help Save the Process?Barbara Kotschwar (PIIE) April 8, 2015 TRADE & INVESTMENT POLICY WATCH

Sanctions Update: Venezuela Is not RussiaBarbara Kotschwar (PIIE) and Gary Clyde Hufbauer (PIIE) March 24, 2015 EVENT RECAP

Barbara Kotschwar (PIIE), Gary Clyde Hufbauer (PIIE) and Augusto de la Torre (World Bank)
January 29, 2015
TRADE & INVESTMENT POLICY WATCH
December 18, 2014
REALTIME ECONOMIC ISSUES WATCH
December 18, 2014
PETERSON PERSPECTIVES
Featuring Barbara Kotschwar (PIIE)
December 18, 2014
REALTIME ECONOMIC ISSUES WATCH
November 24, 2014
TRADE & INVESTMENT POLICY WATCH
November 24, 2014
PIIE BRIEFING
Adam S. Posen (PIIE), Gary Clyde Hufbauer (PIIE), Cathleen Cimino-Isaacs (PIIE), Tyler Moran(PIIE), Jaana Remes (McKinsey Global Institute), Theodore H. Moran (PIIE), Lindsay Oldenski(PIIE), Barbara Kotschwar (PIIE), Jeffrey J. Schott (PIIE), Thomas F. “Mack” McLarty (President, McLarty Associates) and Eduardo Medina Mora (Ambassador of Mexico to the United States)
November 2014
PETERSON PERSPECTIVES
Featuring Barbara Kotschwar (PIIE)
October 29, 2014
REALTIME ECONOMIC ISSUES WATCH
August 1, 2014
EVENT RECAP
Gary Clyde Hufbauer (PIIE), Adam S. Posen (PIIE), Jaana Remes (McKinsey Global Institute), Ángel Ubide (PIIE), Lindsay Oldenski (PIIE), José De Gregorio (PIIE), Barbara Kotschwar (PIIE), Jeffrey J. Schott (PIIE) and Thomas F. “Mack” McLarty (President, McLarty Associates)
July 15, 2014
EVENT RECAP
Gary Clyde Hufbauer (PIIE), Barbara Kotschwar (PIIE), Cathleen Cimino-Isaacs (PIIE) and John Veroneau (Deputy US Trade Representative)
May 5, 2014
EVENT RECAP
David Lipton (First Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund), Jacob Funk Kirkegaard (PIIE) and Barbara Kotschwar (PIIE)
March 27, 2013
PETERSON PERSPECTIVES
Featuring Barbara Kotschwar (PIIE)
November 29, 2012
PETERSON PERSPECTIVES
Featuring Barbara Kotschwar (PIIE)
November 29, 2012
REALTIME ECONOMIC ISSUES WATCH
July 31, 2012
PAST EVENT
Ellen L. Frost (PIIE), Barbara Kotschwar (PIIE), Mauricio Mesquita Moreira (Inter-American Development Bank), Christopher Sabatini (<em>Americas Quarterly</em> and Americas Society/Council of the Americas) and Alessandro Pio (Asian Development Bank)
March 8, 2012
PAST EVENT
Barbara Kotschwar (PIIE), Kimberly Ann Elliott (PIIE), Christopher Sabatini (<em>Americas Quarterly</em> and Americas Society/Council of the Americas), Thomas F. “Mack” McLarty (President, McLarty Associates), Theodore H. Moran (PIIE), Arvind Subramanian (PIIE), Inés Bustillo (United Nations ECLAC Washington Office) and Eric Farnsworth (Council of the Americas)
February 15, 2012
REALTIME ECONOMIC ISSUES WATCH
November 16, 2011
REALTIME ECONOMIC ISSUES WATCH
July 7, 2011
REALTIME ECONOMIC ISSUES WATCH
February 4, 2011
PETERSON PERSPECTIVES
Featuring Barbara Kotschwar (PIIE)
January 25, 2010
REALTIME ECONOMIC ISSUES WATCH
May 29, 2009
OP-EDS
April 14, 2009
PETERSON PERSPECTIVES
Featuring Barbara Kotschwar (PIIE)
March 19, 2009
SPEECHES & PAPERS
March 19, 2009

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