Economist in Residence
School of International Service
- Throughout a professional career that spans over 35 years, Professor Suárez-Mier successively combined working in the financial system and Foreign Service of Mexico as well as for transnational financial institutions, with teaching economics at the Technological Institute of Mexico and the universities of New Mexico and Georgetown. He did his doctoral studies at the University of Chicago, was the Chief of Staff of the Governor of the Bank of Mexico and the top economic diplomat in Washington at the time of the negotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between the U.S., Canada and Mexico. More recently (2007-09), he represented the Attorney General of Mexico in the U.S. when the Mérida Initiative, a plan for both nations to jointly fight transnational criminal organizations, was negotiated and approved by the U.S. Congress. He has written extensively on issues related to Latin America’s political economy and security issues in North America.
DegreesMA, University of Chicago, BA, National University of Mexico
Favorite Spot on Campus:the new SIS building
Book Currently Reading:Empires of the Atlantic World, Britain and Spain in America 1492-1830, by John Elliot
Languages Spoken:Spanish, French
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