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Robert Blecker Professor Department of Economics

Contact
Send email to Robert Blecker
(202) 885-3767 (Office)
CAS - Economics
Kreeger - 107
Tuesdays, 2-4 pm,
and by appointment
Additional Positions at AU
Affiliated Faculty, School of International Service (SIS)
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

Spring 2022

  • ECON-478 Senior Policy Analysis Seminar

  • ECON-811 Macro Political Economy

Fall 2022

  • ECON-671 International Economics: Trade

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Work In Progress

  • Change in the US Phillips Curve, 1948-2021: The Role of Power and Institu­tions” (co-authored with Mark Setterfield), Hans-Böckler-Stiftung, FMM Working Paper No. 75, February 2022.
  • “Sluggish Capital Accumulation with a Rising Profit Share: Four Hypotheses for the Mexican Economy” (co-authored with Carlos A. Ibarra), draft chapter for book in memory of Jaime Ros, to be edited by Amitava K. Dutt, Juan Carlos Moreno-Brid, Nora Lustig, and José Antonio Ocampo, May 2020.

Policy Papers, Blogs, and Op Eds

Speeches, Interviews, and Videos

  • "The Basic (Neo) Kaleckian Model," Poznań (Virtual) Conference on Kalecki and Kaleckian Economics, Fundacja Lipińskiego (Lipińsky Foundation) and Review of Political Economy, September 25, 2020.
  • 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.

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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