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Robert Blecker

Professor
Department of Economics

  • Additional Positions at AU

    Affiliated Faculty, AU School of International Service
    Co-Chair, AU Middle States Accreditation Self-Study Steering Committee
  • 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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Teaching

  • Spring 2014

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

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Honors, Awards, and Fellowships

       
  • American University, University Faculty Award for Outstanding Teaching in a Full-time Appointment, 2005.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • "Long-Run Growth in Open Economies: Export-Led Cumulative Causation or a Balance-of-Payments Constraint?" in Handbook of Post Keynesian Economics, Vol. I, edited by Geoffrey Harcourt and Peter Kriesler. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013 (forthcoming).
  • Global Imbalances and the U.S. Trade Deficit,” in After the Great Recession: The Struggle for Economic Recovery and Growth, edited by Barry Z. Cynamon, Steven M. Fazzari, and Mark Setterfield. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013.
  • "Trade and the Development Gap" (co-authored with Gerardo Esquivel), in Mexico and the United States: The Politics of Partnership, edited by Peter H. Smith and Andrew Selee. Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 2013.
  • "Open Economy Models of Growth and Distribution," in A Modern Guide to Keynesian Macroeconomics and Economic Policies, edited by Eckhard Hein and Engelbert Stockhammer. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2011.  Mathematical Appendix
  • Comercio, Empleo y Distribución: Efectos de la Integración Regional y Global,” in Los Grandes Problemas de México, vol. IX, Crecimiento Económico y Equidad, edited by Nora Lustig. Mexico City: El Colegio de México, 2010, pp. 175-214.  (in Spanish)
  • "Export-Led Growth, Real Exchange Rates, and the Fallacy of Composition" (co-authored with Arslan Razmi), in The Handbook of Alternative Theories of Economic Growth, edited by Mark Setterfield. Cheltenham,UK: Edward Elgar, 2010, pp. 379-96.
  • “Steel,” in The Princeton Encyclopedia of the World Economy, edited by Kenneth A. Reinert and Ramkishen S. Rajan, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2009.
  • “U.S. Steel Import Tariffs: The Politics of Global Markets,” in Contemporary Cases in U.S. Foreign Policy: From Terrorism to Trade, 3rd edition, edited by Ralph G. Carter, Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly Press, 2008, pp. 249-80.
  • "International Economics after Robinson," in Joan Robinson's Economics: A Centennial Celebration, edited by Bill Gibson.  Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2005, pp. 309-349.
  • “Financial Globalization, Exchange Rates, and International Trade,” in Financialization and the World Economy, edited by Gerald Epstein. Cheltenham, UK, and Northampton,MA: Edward Elgar, 2005, pp. 183-209.

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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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