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Robert Blecker Professor Economics

Contact
Send email to Robert Blecker
(202) 885-3767 (Office)
CAS - Economics
Kreeger - 107
On sabbatical leave Academic year 2019-20
Additional Positions at AU
Affiliated Faculty, School of International Service (SIS)
and Center for Latin American and Latino Studies (CLALS)
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
Bio
Professor Blecker’s research interests include international trade, open economy macroeconomics, global trade imbalances, 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.
See Also
AU Department of Econcomics
For the Media
To request an interview for a news story, call AU Communications at 202-885-5950 or submit a request.

Teaching

Fall 2020

  • ECON-671 International Economics: Trade

  • ECON-811 Macro Political Economy

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Work In Progress

  • “What Policies Make Sense in a U.S.-Mexico Trade Deal?” (co-authored with Juan Carlos Moreno-Brid and Isabel Salat), in Raul Hinojosa Ojeda and Edward Telles, eds., Equitable Globalization? Race, Migra­tion, and Trade in U.S.-Mexico Relations, Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2020, forthcoming.
  • “Long-term shifts in demand and distribution in neo-Kaleckian and neo-Goodwinian models,” in Hassan Bougrine and Louis-Philippe Rochon, eds., Economic Growth and Macroeconomic Stabilization Policies in Post-Keynesian Economics: Essays in Honour of Marc Lavoie and Mario Seccareccia, Book Two. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2020,forthcoming.
  • “Mexico: Unequal Integration and ‘Stabilizing Stagnation’” In L. Randall Wray and Flavia Dantas, eds., Handbook of Economic Stagnation Amsterdam,: Elsevier/North-Holland, 2020, forthcoming.
  • “International Trade and Development,” in Louis-Philippe Rochon and Sergio Rossi (Ed.), An Introduction to Macroeconomics: A Heterodox Approach to Economic Analysis 2nd edition, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, Ltd., 2020, forthcoming.

Policy Papers, Blogs, and Op Eds

Speeches, Interviews, and Videos

  • Introductory Lecture, “An Introduction to Post-Keynesian Theories of Distribution and Growth: Alternative Models and Empirical Findings,” FMM/IMK Conference, “10 Years After the Crash: What Have We Learned?,” Berlin, Germany, October 2018. These links will take you directly to the video and the slideshow of my lecture.
  • Speech on “The US Economy After the Crisis: Slow Recovery or Secular Stagnation?” FMM/IMK Conference on “The Spectre of Stagnation? Europe in the World Economy,” Berlin, Germany, October 2015. You can watch the video of my presentation and you can download my slides in a pdf file.
  • Panel discussion on “The U.S. Trade Deficit: Is It a Problem, or Not?” Council on Foreign Relations, Washington, DC, March 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 2014. Link to video.

Honors and Awards

Selected Publications

Books

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

AU Experts

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

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 and the limits to export-led growth strategies in developing countries. His teaching areas include international economics, macroeconomics, history of economic thought, and political economy.

For the Media

To request an interview for a news story, call AU Communications at 202-885-5950 or submit a request.

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